Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond (birdhousefrog) wrote,
Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond
birdhousefrog

Unexpected Results (Your Mileage May Vary)

I'm usually the one whose mileage varies from the norm. Yesterday I was concerned that it was the 4th and I had already slipped about 2200 words short of the daily average required in the first 3 days. This is normal for my writing pace and the deficit could be made up over the remaining 26 days, but it was a deficit. So soon. I received unexpected (to me) comments on my post, urging me onward. They were, well, inspirational. I waded back into my draft and a logjam broke and I had all kinds of plot bunnies and a very unexpected outcome to the story itself. Not how I had envisioned the ending at all. Today I expect I'll be in 'cleanup mode' generating content where I had made mere notes yesterday so I have a halfway decent first draft to work with later.

So if I needed to write just under 3900 words to stay on target yesterday, imagine my shock and delight when I managed to generate 2700 of them. So a big thank you to the various folks who said "go, go, go" (among other things). I shall now attempt the same amount today which would put me back on target.

(Go, Go, Go.)
Frog Out
Tags: nanowrimo 2009, writing
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 5 comments