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Nano ’13 Day 16


Yesterday was a busy day. On top of it being my birthday, it had two write ins, one of which was a mid-month special write-in/snack-in at the Morris County Library. It was my first time at that particular library, and I was stressing over being able to find it without difficulty, but I got there. Then, at the end of the day, my parents took me out to dinner, so I was not home much yesterday.

Nevertheless, in two write ins, I got down just about 3300 more words. I have no idea how far I have till I am “done” with the story but as I said before, it feels like it is close. I feel like there is going to be one final battle coming up soon, but at the same time, I feel like there is still more I have to explain. I know I’ll have a lot to do in editting and proofreading, so who knows. I will keep you posted even after Nano about the progress of this story!

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Nano ’13 Day 15


Another inadvertently skipped day. Day 14 was a busy day that for the most part kept me from writing. I wrote some, but not a whole lot. Just enough to meet the daily 1667 to reach for a casual coast to 50k. Today, however, I buckled down, and I got just over 50k by the end of the day. Behold!

Day15-50k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things are really heated up in the story, and I forsee an ending nearby. So I’m not certain I’ll reach 100,000 words during November, but perhaps I’ll get there before it is officially finished, after proofreading and editing and all. However, what number I get to now is less important for me now. I have reached the goal, and I am happy! Woooo!

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Nano ’13 Day 13


Forgot to post this up, but I got to my 40k goal on the 13th, only a day late, but I still wish to strive and have the 50k done before my birthday. So, two days to get my last 10k words. Things are starting to really heat up for Dorian. Secrets are unraveling, and his days are growing ragged.

Let’s all cheer him on!

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Nano ’13 Day 12


You may be saying “What happened to Day 11?” Well, I did not write on the 11th. For whatever reason. I never got to it, and when I thought of it, I had no idea what to write. I even struggled today to write, but I did eventually get down 3000+ words, for an average day today. But I am off my goal schedule, so I still need to pick some words, so I am still writing, and am not finished for the day, but for now, am at 37,000+ words.

I hope to get back on track, and keep up my goal of reaching 50k before my birthday. I have come to a point in the story, however, where I feel ideas will come with some more difficulty, due to the fact that I never really decided on a clear plot point beforehand. I was just so eager to write for Dorian. I have some things figured out now, but still have a little work to do, so here’s to hoping.

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Nano ’13 Day 10


Dorian’s revelation brought some conflict, and he had calmed down from it. However, with the introduction of another character there is some new conflict to work through. Poor Dorian does not get any down time. Now things are heating up, and the climax of the story may be coming sooner then I thought. I will have to post some new character spotlights soon, to give some insight to the Nightmist characters of the story. Mainly though, I need to discuss Vayne a bit, and give some insight on him, as he represents one of the vampires I had not listed in previous spotlights. I have some updating to do on the main character list here, too.

My word count is near to 34,000, and my goal is still to be finished with the 50,000 by my birthday.

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Nano ’13 Day 9


November 9th is here, and so far, I have continued to follow the pace I set in the first three days of Nano. After reaching 10,000 words by November 3rd, I followed up my inability to write on the 5th, and wrote 7,000 words on the 6th, to reach my 20,000 goal, and now, I have hit 30,000 on the dot on the 9th.  So here we go! By the 12th, I shall shoot for 40,000, and by the 15th, 50,000. My birthday is on the 16th, if this pace keeps up I should have about 53,000 words by the end of my birthday.

I am not setting this as goals, per say however, because I have not once really been writing with a number of words in mind, but I have just been writing what comes to me. In the back of my mind, I have hoped to reach certain numbers at certain points, as I pointed out above, but really, I have just been enjoying the story. Dorian is a character I love, and it is with giddyness that I have given Dorian a SHOCKER of an experience at the end of these 30,000 words and the chapter they finished. What happens next!? How will Dorian respond to this news!? EHRMAGHERD! Let’s find out. =)

Day9-30k

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Nano ’13 Day 7 and 8


I forgot to post yesterday, but to be honest there is not much to say. I had a great day yesterday, but today has not been very productive. What I have written I’m not entirely pleased with, and I might start the chapter all over, because of how displeased I am. I know what people will say to. Don’t delete! This is Nano! Just write! Well, that won’t work. If I leave it in, it will continue to bother me, and I’ll be distracted from writing something new. I’m not 100% sure if I’ll delete the whole thing, or just certain parts of it, and rewrite it, but I know I am displeased with how the scene is. Perhaps it is just the being stumped at this point in the scene that is bothering me, but time will tell. I just hope it doesn’t hinder me tomorrow at the write-ins.

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