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"Magic comes from what is inside you. It is part of you. You can't weave together a spell you don't believe in." - Jim Butcher

Monday, November 01, 2004

NaNoWriMo - Day 1

The promised update is here. Now, let's see if I can keep this up everyday this month (that includes the writing).

Today's word count is...

2,500

Yay! Which brings the total up to...

2,500

*insert maniacal laughter here*

I know, it's the first day so my overall total is the same as my daily total. I just wanted to be a snot.

This means, I reached my goal. If I can write that much each day, I'll have over 70k by the end of the month. The NaNoWriMo goal is 50k, so even if I only write 1,700 words a day, I'll still be fine with that, but since the rough draft of the first novel in the trilogy was 70k, I figure this one will be too, and I'd like a complete rough draft.

All I have to say is, I forgot how fun it is to write a rough draft. Exploring is the best. It took a while for me to pick up the pace because I was used to revising and was more careful, but now I'm relearning how to just go with my intincts again, just writing down whatever comes out of me (and I know I've written a few cliched lines already).

I still plan on revising 1k a day of the first novel, so I have less to do when my 4th school term starts. It might only be 500 words tonight before bed (I didn't start my NaNoWriMo stuff until later because I had to do all my weekly scans on my laptop, and I had to let the thing cool down after that - I figure the freezing up happens when it overheats), but then I'll have to make myself revise more later in the week. I need to revise 7k a week, so I don't have loads to do in one chunk (until the 2nd revision that is).

So, I think that's my update. I'm off to the NaNoWriMo website to see if I feel like posting anything in the forums and to update my wordcount.

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