Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 - day 9

Word count: 20303

I wanted to get a little further today, but I'm exhausted. I planned on reaching 25000 tomorrow, but that would take a big rush in the little time I have. I'll give it that old NaNo try! Even if I don't make it, I know I'm still doing well.

I had intended this to be a slow burning paranormal romance. Boy, is it slow. 20000 words and only a little cuddling going on. I want this to be more about the emotional journey, but, geez, this is slow for me. Yet I hope the story is still interesting to keep the reader reading.

One of my secondary characters has decided he wants to become more involved in the plot. He's campaigning to be another love interest. My protagonist isn't the type to just fall for someone she's only known for a few days. She's not that trusting. It makes more sense for her to fall for her friend and confidante. Yet then that totally messes up the main arc of my plot! I guess I'll see where the story takes me.

Oh! Maybe I can kill him off. BWUHAHAHAHA! I quite like that idea. Dammit and I liked him.


  1. Killing or injuring him sure will heighten the tension in the story... congrats on the word count... 25K I know you can do it....

  2. lol, you crack me up! Awesome job with the word count!

  3. Great job.

    I felt the need to kill off a character today. I really felt bad for a few minutes. He was a guy I really liked, but things were moving too slow and getting too mushy. What can I say I needed another ghost.

    Keep up the good work.

  4. Your NaNo word count blows my NaNo word count out the water!! Well done. And yes, why not kill him? that should spice thing up a bit!

  5. You're doing great with your word count! I'm in the final stretch for STARRED, so I'm just writing to finish it.

    And, you should see where the novel takes you, even if it is unexpected. I'm loving SORROW PHAGE so far. :)

  6. Your word count is awesome! And don't worry, my next book tops that 'slow burn' of a relationship. Trust me!

  7. Slow romances are the best! A complaint someone had about Paradise 21 was that they fell in love too fast, so slow is the way to go.


  8. Well done! You're doing so well with NaNo. Personally, I think slow-burning romances are great. It's lovely to watch it build, along with the little nuances that say the relationship will be special.

  9. It sounds like you are going brilliantly for Nano - well done! Your word count is fabulous and who knows what will happen when you edit - your slow burn could glow red-hot! Besides, slow burns are also good - tease the reader!


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