Wednesday, November 09, 2005


The NaNoWriMo total wordcount: 6,062.

Current NaNoWriMo question: If I'm writing a YA book, is the wordcount less than 50,000?

Latest writing excuse: My sister had surgery.

Regarding wordcount and story: What I'm hoping to have at the end of the month is a rough (very rough!) draft of a YA horror book. Every time I get to something that may need research into Colonial times, Apocalypses, or how to keep demons out of your house, I'm just inserting a comment along the lines of "look this up later" or "do research to figure out x, y, z." I also have omitted much description. So I wonder, is December NaNoRevisingMonth? or NaNoEditingMonth?

And yes, my spell check accepted Apocalypses as a plural.

Almost forgot to add: that touching memory about The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in my last post? One of the most significant book memories of my childhood? Of my Mom intentionally picking this book for me that I was going to love? Mom has NO MEMORY of it whatsoever. I told her the whole story and she just looked at me and shrugged.

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