Thursday, 22 November 2012
pen and paper time in #nanowrimo
I'd predicted that I'd have to slow down on the NaNoWriMo this week because of work, and that's exactly what has happened.
Fortunately, I front loaded the month's effort, with the intention of getting ahead, although it meant getting the word count up to 5k per day to achieve this.
The plan worked quite well and I managed to create the main story arc, but I missed a couple of major themes that I only thought of after I'd written past where they would occur.
I therefore decided to just keep going to the end. My plan would be to re-build the missing parts. At least I know that there is an end for the story; something that was a problem in my last 'completed' NaNo attempt.
Once I'd concluded the story, I printed the whole messy draft - which by now was 320 pages of typed, double spaced A4.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who is still trying to hit the 50k target, because of the temptation to start editing. As I'm up around 69k, I think I'm already in the safe zone.
The difference to progress since producing the hard copy is that the word count change is now minimal and probably will just about flip into 70k before the end of the month.
What is surprising me is just how much the story managed to cover in the main writing period. There's dozens of errors on every page, but it still feels like something usable.
Now for a proper pen and paper type edit.
Posted by rashbre at 19:44