08 November 2009

National Novel Writing Month...Update

photo of Koko in a bag

Official word count 13,590/50,000.

Well, I've been at it for a week now and I must say that this writing thing is not easy. Granted, the first few days were a breeze, it was slow going, because I was in the process of setting the stage for the story, but the words just came to me and I had no problems trying to think of what to say. Over the past few days, I really can't say that anymore.

First off, this is the first time I have attempted writing anything of this magnitude, so I am not used to supplying the amount of detail that is needed in a novel. Another thing that I am trying to get used to is writing dialog. I have VERY limited experience in this, so it is making life difficult, trying to make that part of the story flow somewhat smoothly.

There are times when the story seems to write itself (Oh, I love those times) and there are also times when it's like trying to pull teeth. During those times, I just have to keep pushing the story forward, until I can breakout and run for the end zone (Yes, I'm watching the football game while writing this). The story is coming along and hopefully, over the next week, I will get into a better rhythm.

I realize that this post is somewhat disjointed (you think??), but I just wanted to give a quick update of what it's been like.


  1. I'm not exactly the world's best writer so there's no way on earth I could ever do anything like this. lol But here's lots of encouragement! :)

  2. Storm, The Psychotic Housewife: I'm not either, but I thought that I would give it a try. Thank you very much for the encouragement, I can use all that I can get ;-)


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