Pepper Phillips – NaNo is a Challenge!Posted: November 6, 2012 | |
I’m in this month, the widget is on my sidebar and I’m writing every day. The only problem is…I’m behind.
This is part of the writing.
The rust was thick. He’d have to ask his grandmother how to get rust off of metal. That would be the easiest, but he hated to have her start asking questions.
Thinking, he glanced around the shelves over the work table. Oil. That might work. He took the can down and squirted some oil on the rust encased trap and rubbed it in with his finger. A bit of rust stained his finger. He squirted more oil on it and grabbing a rag, he covered the whole trap in a light coat.
I didn’t cut those words, and I’m glad I didn’t. Because I need them back. I’ll need to cross out the words that I replaced the above with. So, during NaNo, you are not supposed to edit. Count every word you write, even if you’re going to delete it during later edits.
It’s just getting them down…here is another sample:
Mose nodded his head, “Open it up. I’ve been curious all day who wrote me a letter. Can you figure out where it came from?”
George looked at the postmark. “Los Angeles, California. Who do you know in California?”
Mose scratched his head. “Far as I know, nobody. Everybody I know lives here.”
DON’T KNOW WHY I WROTE THE BEGINNING OF THAT SCENE, BUT IT SEEMED AS THOUGH I NEEDED TO BRING MOSE BACK INTO THE STORY.
Yep! Even the shouting words are there so I can figure out what to do with at scene, keep it, add to it, delete it. Who knows at this point? I don’t.
All I know is that I have to get my fingers moving to get to 50k words by the end of the month.
So tell me, how is your NaNo project going?
Are you on target?
Are you working from an outline? Or not?
Curious me wants to know.