Thursday, November 10, 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016 - November 10

Well I wasn't intending on writing tonight, but I decided to go ahead and give it a shot anyway. I wanted to get ahead in my word count in anticipation of Thanksgiving weekend. But I was a little confused on where to take the story next. I know where the next big beat is, but for some reason I was having a bit of trouble visualizing how to get to it.

So I'm not sure how much of this chapter will end up in the final version. I had my rogue character talking to her friend about her encounter with the misanthrope. It was fun to craft the conversation, but I'm not sure how much new or interesting material is revealed. All it might have done was given the friend a bit more opportunity to be fleshed out in the novel. She hasn't been in too many scenes yet and she will have an important part to play. Of the four acolytes, she is the most devoted to the Goddess.

So the writing was a little tough tonight, but I met by goal and that was what I was shooting for.

Stats for the evening:

Page Start: 113
Page End: 120
Total Word Count Start: 47643
Total Word Count End: 50542
Nanowrimo Word Count: 22910
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Richard Bellush said...

Yeah, a lot tends to get excised in a final draft. I've written three novels. In the final edit, two slimmed down to novellas and the remaining one is borderline. It's probably best to get it all in there and to decide later what stays.

Roman J. Martel said...

Yeah that is my feeling as well. I just know that I have a tendency to starting dwelling on dialogue when I get stuck on the story or how to proceed. It is a strange thing that happens and I'm aware of it. But I rarely catch it while it happens. It is only when I read the story later do I realize that I have three conversations that essentially say the same thing. I usually end up picking the best one, maybe adding bits from the ones I don't use and just adding them to the good one.