Friday, November 5, 2010

TGIF - NaNo 5

Friday, November 05

Hello, welcome to Day Five of the 50K-word challenge.
Thursday’s Word Count: 1402
Total So Far: 9029
As the numbers show, I did not make yesterday’s minimum - at least, not on the computer. I managed to write three pages of notes into my composition notebook. How many words that translates into is anybody’s guess.

Then again, I expected that to be my result. Today’s result may be the same since I will be away from my computer for most of the day. This is why I wanted to make sure I got off to a good start.

Now, this weekend, all bets will be off. I will get over 6,000 this weekend. That will be my two day challenge. A time to let my mind run free. With that being said, there is no telling what kind of chaos will ensue. (Big Grin) Whatever happens, I plan on having fun with my characters.

This brings up a discussion I had with some fellow writers I had at the kickoff party. Where else can one go out and kill, maim and/or torture those who pissed you off and not get arrested over it. One person I know stated that she kills off one of her former bosses in a very gruesome manner in every crime novel she writes.

No names are mentioned when doing this other than the fictitious ones. But I also like to see my protagonist get ahead as well. When I let my imagination run wild, I find that my protagonists can do all kinds of fantastic feats. They are fun to create even though I know I will have to edit it later.

The question of the day is “Are you having fun?” I know I am. Though at times, I do have my doubts. Yet, the best cure for those doubts seemed to be me sitting at my computer and writing. So, here goes…

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