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I like to participate in National Novel Writing Month if my schedule allows it. I treat each time I participate as good way to write "draft zero" of a project. Or, as I like to say, to write a 50,000 word outline for the novel in question.

I have just completed my first week of NaNoWriMo and, for the first time, the words are coming almost faster than I can type—and I'm a very fast typist. I have never had a story come this fast or this easy before and I am enjoying the hell out of it, even if I'm forgetting to do just about everything else.

This is the first time I set out to write a YA novel—a sci-fi/horror YA novel. The kind of novel I wanted to read when I was a teen but could not find. The novel is called "If I Die Before I Wake" and I start the novel off by murdered most of South Dakota.

Here are my stats.

Nov 1: 3136 / 3136
Nov 2: 2928 / 6064
Nov 3: 4199 / 10,263
Nov 4: 4755 / 15,018
Nov 5: 5112 / 20,130
Nov 6: 4997 / 25,127
Nov 7: 5178 / 30,305


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Nov. 8th, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
Rawk! =)

How many wrimos does this make for you? I think I've only done one for real (utter drivel), with two aborted starts on the same project separate from that. :/
Nov. 8th, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)
This makes number 6 I believe. I've finished all but one time. But this is the first time I think I really have something good here that is all my own.
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Terrific! I was writing dreck until I threw up my hands and said to hell with my outline, I need an attack. A monster attack. I polled some writers at a write-in, and decided on harpies.

Now I'm really having fun. ;-)
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