Thursday, November 11, 2010

The heart of the Nano

I've edited everything I had written! Now I just have to write the conclusion... I have several more scenes to move through, and none of them are written. So I'm setting my Nano goals now - at least 1667 words per day! I also need to spend some time organizing my timeline and chapters, integrating individual storylines, and fleshing out the sketchier scenes. But I've made a ton of progress!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moving through Nano

So, I have to confess: I'm not writing entirely new content for Nano. Instead, I'm using Nano to motivate me to edit my existing content into a coherent rough draft. As a result, I'm about to turn the 50K word mark, but I've still got significant editing to go. And I am writing new content - writing the scenes I hadn't written, filling out scenes that are too brief or need more development, etc.
Still, Nanowrimo has benefited me tremendously. For one thing, it's forced me to read through my novel quickly. I've been sitting down and reading through large chunks at a time, which helps me to start getting a better big picture view of my work. Another benefit is the fun of it. I am participating in an event with other writers and we all get to complain and rejoice together. What fun! As I continue to move through this month, I expect to see other benefits crop up.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Two on Tuesday

I have 2 tasks this Tuesday: Work and Write. That is the Nano way...

Monday, November 1, 2010

And it begins

So I've started my first NaNoWriMo. Last night I met with a group of writers and at midnight we all began typing and writing. It was fun. I'm glad that I've gotten involved in the social aspect of NaNo. My word count is going well, but we'll see how long that continues!