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March 2015



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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

Calling the weekend to a close

But the good news is I'm at 25,235. Nothing like Xaandria or Zelthian, but pretty respectable as far as my goals are concerned. Problem is, that only got me through chapter four or sixteen anticipated chapters! I've got to keep going at this pace and it's going to get harder and harder. I'm only averaging about 1000 words an hours what with having to look up Indiana congressional districts, depth of the Port of Indiana harbor, history of Wounded Knee, etc. etc.
Any way, it's 1:00 a.m. on Monday and I have to get up and go to work in five hours. Thanks Nano!


You know... you can always use placemarkers within your writing for later research. It shouldn't interrupt your flow at all. So something like ::history of wounded knee details here:: or some such. :D
Yes, you are right. I get so obsessed over a little detail that I think is germaine to moving the plot forward and can't let it go until I have the answer. I suppose it's a good thing since several times I've had a significant porition of the information that I remembered wrong and it would have altered the timeline. I tried to anticipate all these things before I started writing and look them up in October, but I obviously missed a few.

Thanks for the tip. I'll try to remind myself the next time I start worrying a bone and won't let go!
Heehee, no worries. I do the same thing. It's one primary reason why I've never gotten more than a thousand words into a prized story of mine. I'm convinced that I need to do every bit of world building and character stuff and plan out every single, solitary detail before I can put pen to paper.


My usual problem when writing is rereading/writing when I've barely finished a paragraph! I seem to have remedied that with this year's NaNo by using an LJ client, writing for a bit and the posting it to my NaNo community. It makes it so I have to go through a process just to read that entry and I haven't done much of the obsessive editing because of that. Hehe.
That is a mighty impressive word count. So, what has your previous Nano experience taught you, that you can pull this off? All my previous writing habits were geared around making writing a sustainable, year-round, daily activitiy, and it seems that this paradigm is, for Nano purposes, counterproductive. I have to learn to abandon the idea of setting a pace I can sustain.
Well, we work under writing deadlines all the time in my office. I've got a 30 page strategy document that I had to have first draft of the day after Nano started, so I was just focused on getting it finished. Of course, much better edited than my Nano work.
I guess I've been dedicated to getting as much down as early as possible in this cycle because I know that my story is going to get harder as I progress and therefore slower in writing. So my goal was to get the first third done in the first week (I'm shooting for 75,000 words) I'm not sure how that's going to pan out for the next week, but I've a suspicion that my word count is going to fall drastically as I try to tease out the actual story from the setting of the stages.
On a bright note, I'm thinking of flying out to Boston this weekend to get my mileage into the Elite Zone. Any write-ins out there on Saturday night?
There must be. Boston's crawling with our fellow Nanwrimo cultists. I'm in New Jersey, though.

Shooting for 75,000 in 30 days. Deeply impressed.