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post #101 of 369
My update - I got to todays minimum yesterday & plan to hit 8k tonight before I go to sleep, if not more than that. But at least that to keep on my own 2k/day plan.

Sorry bout the wet laptop, yikes ! One thing I've been doing, if this is helpfl to anyone, is to upload my document into my Googledocuments space so if something happens I have a backup copy somewhere. I have last years nano saved in there, as well as my Script Frenzy.

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post #102 of 369
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TwoCoolBoys: I think the best way to show emotions without stating them is to get inside his head as much as possible. By showing exactly what he's thinking, I think you can be incredibly illustrative. Also, somethng I always find myself doing is using conversation. Saying, "Katherine replied quietly, trying not to anger Joseph any further than she already had." Better than just saying, Joseph was p!ssed off.
Thanks, Kelly. That is definitely something I need to work on! I find it awkward for some reason.

I really didn't feel like writing tonight. I was so tired. But, I sat down, started typing and did 200 extra words beyond my minimum! Yay me! My goal for the week is to do an extra 200 words each day because I am having family over next Saturday for an all day early Christmas party and I know I won't want to write when it is over. I'd like to be able to skip writing that day.
post #103 of 369
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It reminds me of Sula (is that the name of the MC) in Beloved by Toni Morrisson. She kills her kid(s) to save her/them from the slave catchers. It's so intense, but very believeable, because the reader has witnessed the horrors of slavery through the eyes of Sula.

Anyway, I just thought I'd mention that to let you know that it is a horrific act that can believably be carried out in love, though that doens't mean the reader is left thinking it was a good decision, just that it was understandable. Speaking of understandable, I'm not making sense tonight, so I'm going to bed!

That is exactly what I thought of. I think there are so many reasons that you could choose from. You are brave!
post #104 of 369
12 hours of convincing false labor stole my writing time Friday and now I am only up to 5600 words, still very behind and not looking like I will catch up today either..... Grrrrrrr.
post #105 of 369
6333. Falling a little behind. I'll get there.
post #106 of 369
i'm falling way behind.
i hope dd lets me win this year... but i'm having fun even if i don't make it.
post #107 of 369
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I'm a day behind. Too many chores to do last night, since I'm also trying to keep up with 1 AC article a day. So, I need to do 3,500 today. Do-able...if I can find the time. We're off to nursery school, then back to wait for the boiler man, then back to nursery school, then hopefully will be able to write at naptime. Wish me luck. I need to jam on it!

I have a question, too. If you are a reader, and you know what's going to happen, can you still enjoy the book? The getting there? The "how did it come about"? Just curious about you when you read.
post #108 of 369
Guh. I am WAY behind now. Laptop needed 24 hrs but...ds won't let me write! grr.

To make things worse, "your typing is keeping me up and I have to work tomorrow"--dp. It's times like these when I wish we were 212k in the hole and had a "proper" house with more than 2 rooms! Time to go chill on the deck (and I mean chill as in it's cold...well warm for november here but still)... Wish me luck or not if you want to win!
post #109 of 369
behind too! couldn't write at all yesterday! ruby was having a bad day- crying for no reason, puking, not napping. i think she might be teething already!
post #110 of 369
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I have a question, too. If you are a reader, and you know what's going to happen, can you still enjoy the book? The getting there? The "how did it come about"? Just curious about you when you read.
For me, the answer is YES! I don't need to be held in suspense to enjoy a book, though a good plot twist now and then is always great! =)

Good luck to all of you who are behind! I didn't get ANY writing done yesterday, because we were at my grandparent's house one Cape Cod and were without power! It would have been a great time to write, but my computer was dead! : Anyway, I'm hoping that I can get a lot done today, but we'll see. Fortunately I did a little extra on Saturday, so I don't have a full extra day to do.
post #111 of 369
Awww, good luck to everyone who is behind.

I am just getting to work writing this morning. I really enjoyed my day off and I think it really helped me unwind and rejuvenate. I highly reccomend taking a day off each week to just relax. Also I am sitting in my new desk chair now and that helps a lot too!
post #112 of 369
Okay, I've done another 1100 words this morning, so if I can crank out another 1100 or so during nap time, i should be good! It's definitely coming faster now, which is great. The MC met her love interest/impact character, so things are moving now.
post #113 of 369
2329 this morning. I am holding to my goal - but just barely. DD woke up before I got there this morning, and I only eked it out because DH changed her diaper for me.
post #114 of 369
I am behind, big time. I'm losing the battle with perfectionism right now. I'm having a hard time leaving things as they are and moving forward. The bright side of this, though, is that I'm actually kind of liking what I'm writing right now
post #115 of 369
Perfectionism is EVIL! Press on, brave nano'ers! The time for perfectionism is December, or perhaps January.
post #116 of 369
I'm sooo far behind and getting discouraged and overwhelmed. My dd is almost 5 months old and I was barely keeping up with the house already. I don't really even have a plot anymore. :
post #117 of 369
Yeah, my plot has gone away . . .I keep thinking this may be nice chopped up into a bunch of short stories
post #118 of 369
Subbing to this thread.

I'm writing a lot...a lot of the world's most boring book. There are some good moments. But some of it...wow...snoozeville. I've managed to get ahead, and I'm trying really hard to keep it that way, b/c I know there will be days when nothing gets done.

Like today...when dd decided not to nap.
post #119 of 369
Well I wrote all of 92 words, yep 92 this weekend. My fibromyalgia decided this was the weekend it would flair like it hasn't in a few years. I couldn't sit.

But I know that I do most of my "good" writing at the end of the month so I am just thinking things through for now, until I can get back to the story.
post #120 of 369
Aggh, I need to do some outlining with this chapter I'm working on-- there isn't enough happening and I need more subplot or something. It does make stuff kind of boring, having only one throughline of interesting things happening. Gotta fix that.

Oh, and I don't know who my impact character is now. I knew who he was at first, and then I went and had him disappear. you know, to up the ante as it were. Oooh, MORE people are disappearing!!! So anyway, that leaves two clear options left for who the impact character should be, but I can't decide yet . . . I'm feeling lazy right now and I wish someone would just tell me how the story goes so I can write it!

Alright, I'm gonna have it be MC's sister. I think. There, I'm being all decisive and stuff. *yawn*
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