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Hey, all! It’s Day 3 for Nanowrimo and I’m going strong – as strong as can be squeaking by with about two hours writing time per day. My total word count is 3,550! I already had Chapter 1 written, however when nano started, I started at Chapter 2. It’s going great.
It is hard to turn off the internal editor. I’ll admit, there’s a lot of “telling” going on. I’m forcing myself to “tell” the scene if I’m not seeing it clearly in my head. I just need to get it down to get on to the next scene and multiply those words.
However, in turning off that internal editor, I’m finding the process has organic qualities. Even though, I used plotter methods and am following my scene cards, what is produced in those scenes, is like magic. When I began Chapter 2, I needed my hero and heroine to meet. It ended up another character I hadn’t planned on appearing this early, made her debut and added a lot of fun to the scene.
And, more fun for me as the writer.
I’ll look forward to hearing from you and your progress! Any magic happening?