Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nano update Thursday Nov 12

I got carried away the other night, went to bed a bit late because of it. I was typing along during a fight scene for my MC when I happened to glance up at the clock on my computer. Whoa, late and I hadn’t gone online yet. So I just shut down the writing, figured I had gone over the revised-downward-amount I wanted to do for the day. But it was late so I didn’t check how many words. Just did and I almost got to my original goal for the day. That’s like a thousand words I did while being carried away. The fight scene isn’t that long but it’s last four to six hundred words. 

So at the moment I am ahead of the word count NaNo says we should have done by this time. Saturday was good too, I went past my goal a bit which caught me up and now this. Good. :)

So my MC is being set up for her big “run” which will probably take up the last third of the book. At least for NaNo. Once I am down I will be revising it and lengthing it so I will probable have her do one or more others runs. BTW “runs” or “a run”is what I decided to call it when she does her courier thing. It could be two hours or week or more depending if the delivery is in town or across country. She hasn’t done any out country yet but she knows Couriers who have. 

Speaking of revising: the way I write I go back and do some revising as I go. I remember something I wanted to add but forgot at the time or I decide what I said could have been done better. Usually only a page or ten but at times I have gone back half way through the book. I haven’t gone more than four pages with this one but it could happen.

I am having fun coming up with scenes and events and showing her personality. I have said before I don’t do an outline even though I may have some scenes in mind I need to plug in somewhere. The fight scene was thought up when I got to it. It hadn’t even entered my mind to do something like that-my MC is helping another courier who was attacked by a gang-but I wanted a danger scene in this chapter and this fits. It’s the second chapter which will end after the fight scene.

It's set in our time if I can figure out how to include some references to our recent past. Like WWII and the Cold War. 

There is not internet, no cell phones even though I seem to have included electricity. Every vehicle is steam powered and they only have airships. 

Some 20,400 words plus what I did today so close to 21,000 words so far. 

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