Thursday, November 4, 2010

NaNo Day 3

Morning all.

I know that it's day 4 already, but since my day 4 has hardly started, I thought that I'd just recap yesterday.

For those of you that hasn't guessed, I'll be somewhat NaNo minded until the end of November. Still, I will try to make things a bit more interesting for those of you that aren't NaNo'ing.

Yesterday marked the arrival of the contractors. Which meant that this was more or less the symphony I've been hearing all day:

BANG!!! Bowow BOWOWOWOWOWOW! Bowow. Bow. Wow. BANG! Bowow BOOOOOOWOOOOO Bowowowowowow Bowowow...

For hours. Needless to say, economics was pretty much out of the question. So, since writing takes up amazingly little of my concentration, I decided to write as much as I can between the bangs and the barks. Later I found two pigeon chicks on our patio. I suspect the contractors scared them and they toppled the nest out. It looks like it will be OK though. My mom and I made a nest with newspaper and a basket, and their mother has been in it, so I assume they'll be fed. Now the thing will be to keep the cats away from them.  

Anyway, back to my writing... I ended up with some interesting things. Callan's complication didn't go away. I'm not really going to go into it, but let me just say that his name is Quinlan and he isn't going anywhere in the near future. *grins evilly*

Interestingly, Ward and James's friendship has started changing looong before I thought it would. I used to think that the change would come towards the end of the novel, or even the beginning of the second one. (Yes this beast of an epic has between two and four siblings.) Instead... they surprised me yet again.

It's leaving me a bit bewildered, but after thinking about it for a while, I realised that it improves the story if this change shows early on, rather than just towards the end. On the other hand, it throws a complication of the large story arch, since the change is happening too early for me to put what I saw in the right place. 

There's also the fact that I can see Doorways's Bigbad working behind the scenes, but I can't seem to get the bastard to show up to the story. An introduction would be great about now. After all, I'm a quarter of the way through the story. 

But... I am actually contemplating the idea that the Bigbad has already been introduced. The introduction was short, but it's there... Hmm... I actually like the idea, but it would significantly change the story. More pondering needed there. 

Oh I almost forgot! I got 3015 words done yesterday! *does happy dance* So I'm at almost seven thousand words for NaNo.  I doubt that I'll get that much done for today though, since I have to catch up on my economics reading. But who knows? I might actually get this book done, after all...

What about you? For those of you who have been NaNo'ing, how is it going? Anything interesting pop up in your writing yet? For those of you that aren't, what are you keeping yourselves busy with? How is it going?


  1. Go you! Great statistics and I can tell it has you buzzing. Good luck with the next quarter :)

  2. Sounds like it’s going well. Keep up the good work!

    And you must keep us updated about those chicks :)
    The enigmatic, masked blogger

  3. Stay the course! Sounds like you're making great progress. As for me I'm too caught up in my own WIP to even want to complicate it with the contest at the moment.

    Breakfast Every Hour

  4. Congratulations on your progress! It's looking really good so far!

  5. Thanks everyone for dropping by and for your support!

    PS. Blogger, the chicks seem to be doing well.


  6. Great job on your word count to date, that's very exciting! I'm pleasantly surprised with how well my NaNo writing is going and hope to be able to keep it up. Keep up the good work!

  7. Thanks for your support guys!

    I'm glad things are going well for you Regina.



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