November 9th, 2003


In the Desert At Exciting Part

Here I am at an exciting part in my NaNoWriMo novel and my fingers itching to type on it, 14,994 words my goal by midnight, and I have a 5" stack of papers to grade first, and two loads of laundry left that have to be done so I have clean clothes to wear to school this coming week... ARRGG!

I finally made it into my prepared outline of the plot. In truth, this really IS where I probably should have started my novel to make it salable. I know that, but I can't afford to throw away over 10,000 words at this point... Maybe when the word count is in the bag and I am in EDIT mode...

I sure wish I had active readers/commenters like I did last year. But then, I was commenting more in other people's journals last year, too...

Progress Of My NaNoWriMo Novel

I'm getting pretty tired of calling the male lead so far "her officer, the policeman, etc." I'm going to have to take some time out and come up with names for these folks. I also dislike the gang member names I am using.

I wound up without all of the 5" stack of papers graded, but I had to quit when I got inaccurate from tiredness. It doesn't matter if I am inaccurate on a rough draft of my NaNoWriMo novel -- it is a given that it will need editing later. I did get the laundry all taken care of, so the REALLY essential stuff is in hand.

I needed to be at 14994 for 1666 words a day, and I wound up with 15266, so that is good. But I cheated to get there. I had one character shamelessly tell another what had happened so far to get the last few hundred...