“Restore India’s land mass dignity and independence!”
Nov. 30, 2011
NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month:
- Written today: 1,698 words
- Total so far: 52,591 words
- Remaining: 0 words
Woo-hoo! NaNoWriMo 2011 is done, and I survived!
The last story has a lot of promise. A crazy, world-shaking proposition, a preposterous yet believable land claim, and a man with an unbendable will who lives to make his dream happen. And a certain stout-swigging hero.
For this knock-up of the story, I focused on dialogue and basic story framing. There are more facts to work in, more threads connecting different bits of the story, things to clarify to show how big the story stakes really are.
But it’s a start. That’s been the thing for this entire project. I knew I wouldn’t finish NaNoWriMo 2011 with a publishing-ready manuscript (also see: 7 tips to shape up your 50,000 words after NaNoWriMo – #Amwriting). I knew my stories would be skeletal at best. But, in some form or another, they’re written. Characters are developed. Locations are set. Plot elements are working—including many I couldn’t have figured out in any way other than just sitting down and writing.
There’s a lot of work ahead, to make these stories the best I believe they can be. But NaNoWriMo has been a great start.
And now, for now, it’s time to call it done.
Here’s to NaNoWriMo 2011, all 52,591 words of if!
Stay tuned… coming in 2012, the published version of these stories, plus, my first novel. Get updates on these projects…
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