Friday, November 03, 2006

The Madness Has Begun

Well, it's day three into NaNoWriMo, and I've got almost 4,000 words under my belt. I'm very pleased with my progress so far. I've discovered I can average about 1000 words for every 1 1/2 to 2 hours I spend "writing". I use quotation marks because a lot of my "writing" time is spent in the thesaurus. Well, not a whole lot, but more than normal people. I also edit more than I should, but I just can't help myself! That's another reason I'm pleased with my progress, because I sometimes feel like I'm doing so much during my writing time other than just writing, but my method seems to be working out pretty well, and I'm very satisfied with what I have so far.

If you haven't already, you can check out my NaNoWriMo progress (including the first chapter, which may need to be lengthened at a later date, depending on how the rest of the story goes) on my novel blog. You can also check out my progress in nifty little graphs and comparison bars. Also, please, please, please feel free to point out any gaping holes in the plot or any missing pronouns or egregious grammatical errors. If all you have to say is, "Amy, your story is stupid", well, you can just keep that comment to yourself. But most anything else is welcome, and, in fact, greatly desired. I want a lot of feedback from you guys, even if it's just, "You can do it, keep writing! 50,000 words is nothing! Wooo!"

1 comment:

Brooke said...

I read the first chapter.

I'm hooked :)