NaNoWriMo : Day 8

  • Post category:Writing

Daily Wordcount Goal: 1,667
Daily Wordcount Actual: 2,485

Monthly Wordcount Goal: 13,336
Monthly Wordcount Actual: 25,153

Ahead/Behind: Ahead 11,817

Today’s Theme: Order From Chaos

Thus Went The Day: I spent a good portion of the morning copying things into the new Windows Beta of Scrivener. It’s an interesting program– there’s a lot of bells and whistles, but I’m focusing on the basics for now. Plenty of time after NaNo to explore the ins and outs. Of course they my be out of beta at that point, so I’m still waffling about the idea of paying for a ‘real’ copy at that point. Time shall tell, I suppose.

Thus after getting the story imported, I sorted everything into more or less chronological order. Only more or less because many of the mini-plots overlap and I need to figure out how to break out the scenes so that they flow well… or they may just end up happening off-screen– but that’s for the second draft!

I’m actually amazed that I got as much done as I did this morning. I felt like I was only filling in little bits, but apparently that new scene-and-a-half did the trick to push me over wordcount. (And I think the count from Scrivener may be high, but it’ll do for a draft. (As long as I break 50k by 10% I’m not going to nitpick.) Hopefully, now that I have a rough idea of what’s happening when, tomorrow morning’s writing will flow a little more smoothly.

New named characters: Hunts Softly

New Locations: An Unsuspecting Farmhouse

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