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NaNoWriMo Day 16

New words: 1,737
Total words: 27,334
Goal: 50,000

27334 / 50000
(54.67%)


I have been going through my writing of the past half month, trying to find the parts where I'm most confused about what is supposed to happen, or what is going on behind the scenes. And I have discovered SO MUCH going on behind the scenes I haven't thought well enough about because it is stuff I don't plan to show the readers--it falls in that "they can't see this part yet" category. So I haven't written it out, detailed it out, even in my mind. That stuff needs to be written, even if it's never seen, so *I* know what happens.

So that's what I've been doing.

Plus, way to bulk up the word count.


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scrollgirl
Nov. 18th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
I love writing backstory, even if I'll never show it to anyone! (Especially when I don't have to show it to anyone, because then I don't need to clean it up.)

You're amazingly on-target, wow. Congrats! Keep up the hard work writing!
masqthephlsphr
Nov. 18th, 2011 11:21 am (UTC)
Re: Happy birthday!
In my case, writing was coming to a grinding halt *without* the back story. Because it's not really back story, most of it. It's part of the story I don't necessarily want the reader to see because it reveals too much. In the end, I might have to include some of it, once I figure out what's necessary to show and what's really necessary to reveal. That's what first drafts are for, I guess, working that out.

Thanks!
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