November 22nd, 2007


Day 21 over

I wrote a bunch on day 21; but I had such a wicked sinus headache that I don't remember much of it. (I still have the headache. Even Tylenol #1 didn't get rid of it.)

Anyway, I had a vulnerable character knocking on death's door. This time; however, death didn't answer. And it wasn't a matter of procrastination. I didn't intend to kill the character. Maybe another day. Then again, maybe not. Those are the joys of NaNoWriMo. "No plot" means even I, the author, am not certain of where things are going. I have given my characters a final destination (and a final sentence for the book). The characters determine how to get there. What fun.

Day 22 over

 Okay, so I have run into a little problem. I wrote 1,299 words. That's decent. I am only 5,206 words away from my goal of 50,000. The little problem is that the story has just ended. I wrote the final scene. I have to write ten percent of my story as filler. I need to flesh out some more of the story. Maybe I'll kill another character. Okay, so maybe it's a minor problem; but this has never happened to me. I have experienced my first premature dénouement and I'm so embarrassed. ;-)

But, seriously, it is really no big deal. I'll just go back and fill in things I had written into the plot but not described. You know, things where I just put a note to expand on it later. All is not lost. I just came across a perfect ending point and took it. Onward and upward, not to mention sideways.
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