A dark night, in a city that knows how to keep its secrets. . .|
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Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
Got seven-hundred-twenty words today, which puts me just over five thousand and still a whole day ahead, but it was like pulling teeth just to make myself start, and now I have to get up at six. D: It doesn't help that this scene I'm currently at touches on subject matter that I'm really reluctant to do a sub-par job with, and yet: still all crap. BAH! Well, there's no rule that says I have to show it to anyone else. Like, ever.
Current Mood: Bitter
There *is* stuff going on in my life right now other than NaNo (I spent eight hours hanging vinyl siding at a Habitat for Humanity site today) but of course, I feel like I shouldn't post to JF until I've done my writing for the day, and by the time I've finally gotten around to that, I don't feel like talking about anything else.
Thing I learned from NaNo today: Trying to be realistic with your treatment of language and have the MC not be at all fluent in the local speech has some excellent side effects: when you don't feel like writing out a conversation, you can just say that they're talking to fast for the MC to catch more than the gist of it, and summarize. Bonus: when you can't even write her voice effectively, you just remember that she's barely at a conversational speaking level anyway, and just go with it.
(current wordcount: 7055, which is about 2000 words for today and puts me more-or-less back on track after yesterday. Still crap, but the first plot interlude is done now, we're back to just exploring the world, so it should go smoother for awhile :D.)
Current Mood: Determined