November 15, 2008

NaNoWriMo Update

I didn't start on my novel until November 6, so I was behind from the beginning. To get to 50,000 words in a month, writers need to complete an average of 1666 words a day. So I worked and worked and worked (and typed and typed and typed); and on Wednesday, I made it all the way to 17,000+ words.

Then on Thursday I went to the Citizen Journalist Workshop sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association.

And yesterday I worked on It's Only a Book mailart.

And this morning I did some more with the mailart.

Which means that to get caught up again I need to write 4,998 words today.

Luckily, I've invented a new plot element. Hell (an industrial-sized bridal shop) is filled with brides, and the brides are beginning to feel a bit of tension among themselves. I suspect one of them is going to make a play for another one's intended. For a few pages, this novel was a murder mystery. The mystery was resolved but without a murder . . . which could still happen if the story arc seems to be falling flat.

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