7+k and 6 days left…

Book and gblassesOy, I think I might actually make it.

With 42+k words written so far, and about half the story told, I doubt my novel will be finished for real by November 3oth, but at least I will have reached my 50+k by November 3oth. A nice Chanukah gift to myself. What do I think has been the hardest? The transitions. You know the parts when a particular scene has just played out that led to whatever comes next and the characters either EAT, SLEEP or THINK. I find the THINKING parts really difficult. I know how to convey emotions in an action filled scene, but how do characters relate to their own inner realities, thoughts and feelings, and how do I the author convey that to a reader. I am good at ‘episodes’ – I am less good at tying the ‘episodes’ together. (See this post).

Well no matter, I will get my 50k words in the bank and the story will make sense up to that point – what happens to it after that is anybody’s guess:)


Filed under NaNoWriMo, Writing

4 responses to “7+k and 6 days left…

  1. Yes, you will have written the required 50k in November, and I am so, so proud of you :-)
    Thanks to you I’m getting close to 50k than ever before in my NaNo history :-D
    I really like this blog of yours :-)


    • Thanks :)

      I have to say that 21+k words in 10 days (your recovery from the trip to Finland) is astounding, – (I only managed about 17+k words in the same time…;)) you have every right to be proud of yourself and pat yourself on the back for that achievement.

      Just imagine us next year in November…:D


  2. Yeah… :->
    I really don’t want to think about next November. :-(
    But, let’s hope this is only the beginning :-)

    “I find no reason why one month isn’t adequate time to write a book”.
    – Agatha Christie


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