Posted by: dougery | November 14, 2010

NaNoWriMo: Day 14

I understand that NaNoWriMo is an exercise. That it is a tool, one used to train the overly cautious and persnickety from abusing their inner editor and over calculating their prose. It is essentially the aerobic work-out of a professional athlete. Riding on that stationary bike isn’t going to help a ballplayer be more successful, but it keeps in him in good enough shape to get out on the field.

I’m starting to get frustrated. There are so many words left to reach the goal and I don’t want my story to become full of meaningless fluff. I want every sentence to be wonderful. Perhaps this contest is even more important for me than I initially realized. Maybe. All I know is that currently, for the first time since last year’s horrible showing, I have begun to doubt that I will finish. It isn’t a very nice feeling.

Today’s sentence of choice:

“The boy fell but did not die.”

I sure hope so anyhow.

Day 13: Nothing. Visiting my family on the Cape.

Day 14: 2,956 words

Grand Total: 22,333 words or about 72 double spaced pages.

Reading: Casanova by Matt Fraction (artwork by Gabriel Ba below)


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