Monday, November 07, 2016
NaNo Week 1
We're one week into NaNoWriMo. I've written somewhere over 60k and Raventower & Merriweather 2: War is going very well. It is fun to write about 10k a day for a few days, but this is not something I can keep up for the entire month. There will come a time when the flow of story words will slow down again, though I'll probably stick to about 5k a day. That's still about 2k over my usual average of 3k. I'll push, in other words, but not as much as I do over the first few days of the month.
What's the point? I'm sure some of you are wondering that one.
The point is that it is fun. Yeah, I could write that 60k over 20 days instead of 6, but that would be just a normal sort of day for me. Sometimes changing things up for a few days is not only fun but helpful. For me, it is a chance to look at writing from a slightly different perspective.
The novel is going nicely. I've found their voices again. There has been only one odd problem. Normally I would write an outline and set it aside for awhile. This time I leapt straight from the last bits of outlining and straight into the story. This has created a strange little problem. I start writing something and think I've already done it -- but no, I had only done the outline part. It just feels as though I just did that entire scene.
I'm sitting at 61809 and I have a clear afternoon, I think. Time to get to work!