Nanowrimo update 11/3/11   Leave a comment

Just the promised update on my progress:  I’m now at 4614 words, just four hundred shy of the total of 5000 for the third day.  A tenth of the way toward the month’s goal.

Still writing — I’ve just begun a crucial scene.  My two main characters finally meet, though they’ve been circling each other, and in one way or another aware of each other, for a few days of story time.  A decent amount of backstory has gotten filled in, through interactions with other characters, so their meeting should matter.  Always a good thing to ask when you’ve got characters doing anything:  does it matter?  It’s a version of that cruel and very necessary question:  So what?!

Since the novel straddles the supernatural/erotic divide (at least right now — who knows where this draft will go next?), I’m hoping for a tense, revealing encounter.  OK, enough procrastination.  I do laundry during breaks when I’m writing.  It always needs doing, so it doesn’t feel procrastinatory?  procrastinational? procrastinative? — and it gets me up and stretching, going up and down stairs.  And usually a new idea will arrive while I’m separating whites and colors, or measuring detergent.  So, up to sort and measure and start, then back to work.

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Posted 3 November 2011 by adruidway in creativity, fiction, nanowrimo, writing

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