Tuesday, November 04, 2008

NaNo progress at last...

Today I managed 1875 words and I'm pretty happy with that. Much of the opening scene had written itself in my head and fortunately it flowed out when I put my fingers on the keyboard. Interestingly enough, I was able to write with the radio on in the background, so I could keep tabs on the US election. I already know I'll have editing to do on the scenes I wrote, but much of that will be word choice etc - one of the things that slows me down is trying to figure out if certain words were in common use during the time period in which I'm writing. I hate jarring readers with something that's obviously not right. But I've learned when doing NaNo just to keep going and go back later to fix those kinds of things.

So, if you're doing NaNo too - how is it going?

If not NaNo, how are thing with your ms?

Teresa (very impressed with Obama's speech and really hoping he's able to stick to the promises he's made)

Currently Reading: The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert
Link of the Day: CBC News America Votes

6 comments:

Lynn Daniels said...

Since you visited, you know I'm happy with my NaNo progress. I'm not on the 50K target right now, but since my kids have TKD today and that's my regular writing time, I'm looking for a major boost in word count this afternoon.

Glad to see you're doing well too!

Literary Life said...

Good for you. The manuscript I'm working on was the one I wrote during Nano last year. :) It's amazing what you can accomplish when you turn off your internal editor and just write as fast as your fingers can go. Good luck!

Tess said...

Lynn - here's to more words today!

Brenda - yeah, that's why I like Nano - it FORCES me to turn off the internal editor and just keep the words going.

Rene said...

As of right now I'm at 5K words. Not bad. My word count usually perks up in the second and third weeks.

Tess said...

WTG, Rene - your fingers must be flying :)

Melissa Marsh said...

Great job on the word count!

I'm VERY glad this election is over, but it's going to be a very interesting four years...