Thursday, November 17, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 - day 17

Word count: 39480

It's not actually day 17 yet. I'm scheduling this post to appear tomorrow morning.

Things are going well. Another critical moment and a big reveal about the protagonist's past. Highly emotional. It's hard to find different words for sorrow. I'm thankful for my thesaurus. I also used the word "Brobdingnagian." Such an awesome word. If one word alone could make a great manuscript, that word would be it.

I'm getting ready to kill off more characters. I feel like Joss Whedon. If only I were that witty and clever!

I had intended this to be a paranormal romance, but I'm almost at 40000 words and there's only been a few kisses. It's more a dark urban fantasy with an element of romance. I'm not complaining, it just surprises me with the novels I've written in the past few years. Hey, it's a good thing to surprise yourself in such a way, right?

I'll be losing some writing time on Saturday with my monthly writers' group. I sent in the first chapter of Sorrow Phage for them to critique. I'm nervous about it. It hasn't been edited at all.

11 comments:

  1. Awesome word count. You are going to make it. Surprises are incredible,it's fun to let the story unfold and see where the plot will take you.

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  2. You are killing that word count. I'm almost to 25K and need to step it up!

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  3. You're doing awesome! It's funny how novels can change while you're writing them. If the genre is something else, then that's fine. :) I hope the writers' group goes well. I have mine tonight, but I'm not reading anything.

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  4. Keep writing!
    And remember, The Princess Bride didn't have that many kissing scenes. Just enough to make the grandson squeamish.

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  5. keep it up. It's always exciting when the story comes to life and takes you in a different direction than you could have imagined.

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  6. That is an awesome word... can't wait to see the context of how you used it:) Great progress on your NaNo....

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  7. Great job. Good luck with your writers' group!

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  8. Sounds great, Christine. Can't wait to read it. I'm a big fan of Mr. Whedon's. Torchwood does a great job of killing characters off, too. Great show.

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  9. That's a great word! :)

    Congrats on your writing progress!

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