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Word.

Okay, I've signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo with a 10,000 word goal. That's 333.33 words a day. Seems doable. This is to kick-in-the-pants the second draft of my novel, so of course it comes with Totally Cheating: I can use words from the first draft. Which isn't as Totally Cheating as it sounds. The second draft will be cherry-picking through the first, throwing stuff out, adding new stuff in, and making some tough decisions about what stays and what goes.

And now I'm off to look for Deep Woods bug spray.

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ann1962
Mar. 14th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
For April? How cool is that. You'll be doing your novel and I'll be squeaking out poetry.

I find revision way harder than writing. Not cheating at all.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 14th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
I find revision way harder than writing. Not cheating at all.

Generally, I find revision of a sentence, a paragraph, even a chapter, easier than composing it in the first place, but giving a first draft a plot and revising all the words to serve that plot? That's daunting.
ann1962
Mar. 14th, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
First drafts are the most fun. You can just go wherever to see where it leads. I love that.

Totally agree about revising to serve the plot. It all has to work to that end.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 14th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
I think my first draft was three books in bits and pieces, rather than one book as a whole. So now I need to turn it into three wholes. But, for now, I'm just working on the first hole. Er, whole.
ann1962
Mar. 14th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
Wow, that'll be work. I can see how daunting that would be. Luckily you are very logical and can see big pictures, whole arcs.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 14th, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Well, it was always my intention to make this a series. That was kind of the point of it. Something to keep me writing for oh, say, the next decade.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 14th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
Glad you decide to take the NaPoWriMo challenge again this year.
ann1962
Mar. 14th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
I don't know how it's going to go. I don't have the time I did before, and honestly, not sure if I have the energy. This might be my first year not to finish. I'm ok with that, but I'll give it a go.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 14th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
I know I don't have the energy for this, but I really want to finish this dang book.
ann1962
Mar. 14th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
Go you!! I'll be cheering you on!
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 14th, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Chocolate is also supportive.
cornerofmadness
Mar. 14th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
good luck
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 14th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
To you, too
cornerofmadness
Mar. 15th, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
thanks
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