Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NaNo Day 2: The unexpected

Ah... yes... the joy of drafting.

When I'm drafting, I get to write for myself first. I get to just enjoy the roller coaster of the story, because although I do know where it will end, I have ABSOLUTELY no idea how it will get there.

It's only day 2, but Don't Look Back has thrown me some serious curves. The FBI agent Nick Parker was supposed to be a guy that's in and out of the story, sort of to keep the pace going.

Instead, he hijacked it and has some parts from his POV. Oh... and he has a MASSIVE secret. I can't wait for the great reveal. But that's still about 30k words away.

In the mean time, as I'm getting into the story, my writing is starting to speed up. I should cross the 2k mark later today, which will be about double what I managed yesterday.

Things are starting to look doable...

What about you? Got any curve balls from unexpected characters? And those of you who decided to not NaNo, how are your revisions/edits/researches going?

If you guys are interested, I'll try to introduce you to my main characters tomorrow. ;-)


  1. Characters can do that. Also sometimes readers become oddly interested in a character that doesn't have much of a roll. Then you find yourself having to keep that character around when they weren't supposed to be.

    Good luck with NaNo.

  2. I think readers would be amazed at all the fun writers have when writing a novel. Yes, would love to meet your main characters.

  3. I'm almost ready to send my wip to the final two beta readers. And next week it's time to get back to researching and planning my new project. NaNo for me will be in December. :D

    Good luck, Misha, with your word count today.

  4. Great progress on the NaNo front. Glad to hear about it. And I'd love to read about your characters. They are, after all, the spice of life in the story.

    I'm NaNoing and hope to pass the 2k mark this evening as well. Crossing nothing for luck, unfortunately. I need my eyes to see and my fingers to type lol!!! So sending pixie dust your way :-)

  5. I love Nano! I'm starting a day late this year, but that's ok...I think :)

  6. That's why I love being a pantser because of the curve balls.

    Good luck writing today.

  7. Sounds exciting. I'm doing NaNo, but I haven't written a word yet.

  8. You go, girl! I'm very impressed.

    My editing is going very slowly--too many interruptions.

  9. Sounds GREAT!!! I'm not doing NaNo, just doing a bit of everything on different novels! Good luck!

  10. It sounds like Nick has taken over the story. It's difficult when characters get away from you like that. My advice...get him under control or your going to waste a lot of time.

  11. I work very similar to you -- a begining, an end and no idea how to get there. You're right, that's where the fun is.

    Happy NaNo! Go, Misha!

  12. Kudos to you, Misha! I don't know if I could participate in the NaNoWriMo with such a tight deadline. :( I really admire those who CAN. Hope no more curve balls 4 U.

  13. Sounds like you're already off to a kick-ass start! Plus you seem really excited about this one. It always makes me happy to see writers so happy and thrilled with their work! I think that is what's most important.

    And dang girl, good luck!! I know you can do it in 3 weeks!


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