Word count: Reading and tweaking, so no counting today.
I’m not worried about making an official count for NaNoWriMo; it won’t take 50,000 words to complete this book. It’s not about the word count. As Chuck Wendig says, “NaNoWriMo lays down the law: you have a goal and that goal is to finish.”
Today, I’ve been reading Protag 1’s scenes. This person is hard for me to get into. I don’t feel like I quite have her as defined as I’d like. Nothing I write at this point in time is etched in stone, so whatever I do now, I can change later. But in outline and character worksheets, I’ve struggled with her.
Part of this relates to mood. Protag 2 exists closer to where I live every day (or used to; I’ve slowly begun to drag myself out of that pit–either that, or I’ve given up and am just pretending I did). Plus, he’s the English one, and you all know I want to marry England.
Image: Derek Voller / geograph.org.uk via Wikimedia Commons
Another reason for the Protag 1 Dilemma relates to her settings. I know more about Britain than I do about her line of work. Again, nothing is permanent. A lightly sketched scene is better than none at all.
I’ve got some thinking to do. Tomorrow, I won’t be at work because it’s Veterans Day (Remembrance Day in the UK). So I have a whole day to play with P1’s trajectory. Yay!
For your viewing pleasure this evening, a reminder that baby elephants are incredibly cute, love water, and have no damn idea what they are doing.
Chuck W. gives solid—if frenetic—advice. Think of your finished work as an amazing blueprint from which to build the “house of your dreams.”
Yep, and he’s hilarious too. :)
On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:48 PM, Graphomaniac – Elizabeth West wrote: