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Day 6 Done

Noveling is improving. After a very rough start (I had to steal a well-known first sentence to get started), the novel is running much more smoothly. I'm two days ahead in my word count. Of course, I need those two days because I'll be away this weekend.

Anyway, the main character and her family have just gone Christmas shopping, so I guess I'll have to write about Christmas too. I haven't plotted the story at all, so every chapter is a surprise to me. I blame Chris Baty and his "No Plot? No Problem!" book. BTW, it is the best writing book I've found so far. I mean, every other writing book I've read just made me think about writing. This book made me do it. And this is my *third* time around. It works.
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It's great that you're ahead in your word count, especially as you'll be losing a weekend of writing. Still, it's amazing what you can accomplish when you're facing a deadline, even if it's self-imposed.

I'll have to check out Chris Baty's No Plot? No Problem! It sounds like a great book, especially if it didn't just make you think about writing but actually got you writing as well! :-)

No Plot? No Problem!

Yes, it is a good book. Unlike other books on writing, this one is more concerned with getting going and less concerned with the details. There are so many books dealing with details that the task of writing is overwhelming. Chris' book leaves the details to others and just gets the reader started. It is sort of the NaNoWriMo manual.
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