NaNoWriMo (day 11)

Goal:     1667

Written: 5465

Total NaNoWriMo words:  32720

 

Unbelievable day.  I hit my highest word count to date writing 5465 words.  I got into the groove this evening and just did not stop.  The material flowed well.  A couple big events happened, and some unanticipated scenes popped up.  I’ve been looking forward for a long time to get my party into the forest.  They have to travel through this very old, dangerous forest.  I’ve been looking forward to this part from the beginning of my story.

For the last three days I’ve been trying to get them into it, but things keep cropping up.  In fact, so determined was I when I finished last night that I left a cliffhanger line for today about them stopping just shy of the wall of trees.

Then, unbeknownst to me, something came up that had to be dealt with right then.  A small but semi important reveal occurred, an unexpected creature, and an unanticipated visit from a magical assassin.  Needless to say, 5465 words later and they’re still camped just outside the wall of trees.

I mean, c’mon.  What do I have to do to get them into the forest?  Tomorrow FOR SURE.

That’s the best part about being a discovery writer.  I would still very much like to learn how to outline a novel.  But, having never seen a full novel outlined, it’s hard for me to imagine the scope of it in any practical sense.  So, I’ll just keep doing what I do, and it seems to be working.

The best part is that I think I’ve finally figured out how this book is going to end.  I’ve been wondering that since day one.  And, honest for true, I haven’t known.  I’ve mulled over several possibilities, none of which fit.  But, I think I finally see where the story is going.  From here, I could pretty much map out the rest of the book.  I’m at 77224 total words.  I was shooting for 125,000 words.  I’m afraid, and my alpha readers are telling me, there’s no way I’m finishing shy of 150,000.  We’ll just have to see.  I hope that’s not the case, but what are you gonna do?

Well, I better jet.  I still have writing group stuff to look at, and a little tv to watch to wind down for the night.

More to come soon.

Also, thank you to my newest followers.  I appreciate your support.  Tell your friends.  Come back often.

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