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November 24, 2009

So I Win Again…

Filed under: NaNoWriMo,Writing — trishtash @ 9:59 am
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So, last night, twenty three days into NaNoWriMo 2009, I hit the official target of 50,000+ words. Have I finished NaNoWriMo?  Nope.  Not at all.  I’ve more or less kept to the rough outline I put together in the days leading up to 1 November, and I’ve also deviated from it in parts, but it’s all a bit of a mish-mash at the moment.

NaNovel09 is a mystery story, as I intended, but for the most part it was a mystery to me too.  I’ve been just dropping in chapters that cover various points in the forty year timeline, and from the POV of four of my main characters, focusing largely on the MAIN main character, and my secondary character (who, at times, has shown signs that she wants to be the main main character.  And I might let her share top billing, but we’ll have to see if she gets her way).  I think, when it’s all over and while I’m giving the thing its well deserved rest, I’m going to have to do a bit of reading, of similar genre novels to see how to handle this problem of telling a story which is largely made up of backstory without giving away the secret.

Meanwhile, now I’ve reached 50K, I need to keep up the pace, as I’ve set myself a new target, of 70,000 words by the end of the month, or to finish the story, whichever happens sooner.


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