Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gone word fishing

Some days are about being quiet.

Sunday I tore into NaNoWriMo by writing more than 3,000 words. Monday I added more than 2,000. Today it was about 1,000.

I needed to think, to ponder, to consider where this story is going. So like an egret, I stilt-walked through the water, stirring up the bottom with my foot to see what might be worthwhile.

Tonight I went to my critque group and shared what I had written. And, yay, they liked it.
Tomorrow is another day. My word count stands presently at 6,287 out of the 50,000 I'm trying to reach by month's end. And so I'll say good-night. I'm going to sleep and hope my night-walking stilts stir up some hidden morsels about my characters and their story that will set my fingers blazing across the keyboard with the rising sun. Wishing everyone a beautiful and satisfying day.

12 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

I got nothing written today. So I hope I can make it up tomorrow. Fifty thousand is so daunting! Although I have to say I'd be happy with 30K...

Wendy said...

Go Tricia! Much better to take it slower and write something you're not going to have to completely change than charge ahead like,erm, me, and have to scrap the first five thousand words and start over again!

Yvonne said...

And the same to you Tricia.
50,000 is nothing. You can do it.

Suzyhayze said...

Your going to do great!

Linda Kage said...

Congrats on the great progress.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Sherrie: I'd be happy with a solid 30K, too. Hope today is a good one for you.

Wendy: I can't believe you just wrote another 7K! Have you got paranormal help, hmm??? I can't wait to read a snippet of it.

Yvonne: Oh boy, thanks for the confidence!

Suzanne: Pedaling hard, just hope I get stronger and don't crash. Hope it's going well for you, too.

Linda: Thanks. It helps to know people are so caring.

Angela said...

I did this yesterday as well. I wrote 500 words and hit a wall, no idea where I wanted to go next or how to get there. I took the day off from writing and just through about what I wanted to see in the book, how to fit events together and then today I suddenly had a roadmap and got 2500 words in!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wow, Angela. That's a great anecdote. Certainly, a good approach for any writing. Yay, you!

Donna said...

May you soar like an egret today after your stilt-walking.

Robyn Campbell said...

You will be fresh and rested and today you had a most productive day. Huh, huh? I'm right aren't I?

And may I say, "what a beautiful egret you are."

Thanks for giving us an update. We love ya! :)

Suzanne Casamento said...

Wow. You're off to a great start. And your critique group liked it too! Hats off to you!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Donna: Well, I'm flapping like crazy anyway. :)

Robyn: Shucks. :-D

Suzanne: Thanks! This is a strange experience. I think some good will come of it (whether that means a good novel or not is another question entirely)