Thursday, November 6, 2008

Word Count at the end of Today - 11157

A Winter Wicked Witch courtesy of smcgee
In some respects this NaNoWriMo is easier than last year. I worked out a pretty good outline before the contest began, so I knew more where my story was headed. Last year, when I started NaNoWriMo, I didn't even have a clue whodunit. I just started writing and characters emerged, the storyline changed and by the end of NaNoWriMo I thought I knew whodunit. I didn't. In the editing process, I added a twist and another character was born.

So the fact that I know where this one is headed is easier, I thought. Today I changed the whodunit. But it made sense and it makes plotting the story easier. I was having trouble with the motive of my suspect, so this change makes so much sense. And it's too cool. I also have to credit my friend, Tricia G for the suggestion. Tricia G, you rock. Now finish that damn zombie book.

The hard part for this one is turning off my internal editor. I thought I'd left her on a cruise ship in Montreal, but the little snit has turned up. I didn't even leave chocolate crumbs, so how she found me, I'll never know. But she's screaming at me to slow down and add sensory details.

Maybe I better get some sleep.


Tricia Grissom said...

I'm glad I helped. And thanks to you for kicking my butt to get zombies done.

You're doing awesome with NaNoWriMo. Keep up the great writing. And put your internal editor to sleep with some hot chocolate.

Tricia Sanders said...

Hot chocolate is a great idea. With the chill in the air, that sounds so good. I love drinking hot chocolate and watching the trees release their grip on the leaves.

It's raining leaves...fall is here.