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NaNo Status Update

So, it's the 18th already and I'm a little bit over 36K. I'm really pleased with that number, since last year I only made it to 12K and gave up. I'm just not so pleased with the story yet. Well, I shouldn't say that, because I'm in love with the plot (Um, and my male main character, but that's a different story), and I know there are great, great scenes to come. But right now it feels like I'm just slogging away at the stuff that *has* to written so that I *can* write the awesome ones.

I really wish I was the type of writer who could skip around and write the good scenes and then just build bridges, but when I do that, the bridges never get built. I don't want my novel to be an archipelago. I want it to be Key West. *sigh*

I guess I'll continue to march through 50 pages of exposition of Cora at the Academy, just so I can blow it all up at page 60. No one said being a writer was easy ... :)


Thirty-six thousand words. WHoo Hoo! Keep it going, you'll make 50K yet!

I love your main male character, too, but that's a different story. ;)

Yeah, the building scenes are always hard to write. They stop me colder than anything. Just slug through them and look forward to the first real 'good' scene.
You can do it! The exposition is worth it, I promise. Then you can make everything go to hell!
Good job! I've discovered that I'm not a skip around writer either. I used to just end up with little snippets all over the place and no way to fit them together.

September 2011

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