Friday, November 20, 2015

11/20 NaNoWriMo continues...

I have almost 20,000 words finished during NaNoWriMo. Since this is the 20th, I actually should have written 33,340. So I'm not going to reach 50,000 words this year. That's okay. The important thing is that I'm writing.

And I'm having fun doing it. Now that I know who the killer is (or the killers are), and I know why the person(s) did it, I am in writer heaven. That's one of the hard parts.

So I know the ending, and I just have to follow the route to get there. Unfortunately, the route isn't charted, since I don't outline. However, writing the book is a lot easier once the characters tell me about the villain(s).

The book itself is almost 2/3 finished, so I'm feeling pretty darn good. Who's the Rogue? will be completed this year. My publisher will be happy!

Sunday, November 01, 2015

11/1 NaNoWriMo

And so it begins. I've got about a thousand words done out of my 1667 needed for today. I'd like to hit 2,000 because I know there will be days when I won't or can't write. In order to hit the 50,000 I need to overachieve on a few days I think.

I'm about 1/3 of the way through Who's the Rogue? and I still am not sure who did it. There are a few people who look suspicious to me as the writer, but I'm getting caught up in wanting to write about Sam and George's relationship and not in solving the murder.

Dumb, I know.

It's not easy to weave both of them together--to want to write a mystery but to also have a love story in it, and hopefully a realistic one. Well, not a completely realistic one. George is pretty much the perfect guy, after all. :)

Okay. Back to work. Wish me luck.