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Day 8 of Camp NaNoWriMo 2013 – Whoops

Currently Listening To: Divinations, by Mastodon

Word Count: 12,655

Well I had hoped to be further ahead in the story, but due to a crazy night out on Friday, I really didn’t have the energy to write as much as I did today (over 2500 words!)

A drunk Homer Simpson

It’s what I felt like..minus the balding of course.

However, I really enjoyed what I wrote. I got to finally introduce my big bad antagonist into the story. He’s already made a statement to the protagonist so I am excited to write the scenes where they are together.

As I write this, I just realized I need to finish my taxes. Ack!

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Day 3: Well it’s a start.

Currently Listening To: Second Heartbeat, by Avenged Sevenfold

Word Count: 2504

Well I doubled my word count…and now am 2,500 words away from being on par with hitting 50,000 words.

Unfortunately, a lack of proper sleep and work burnout is really preventing me from letting me fire on all cylinders.

The thing that is helping me write is describing my characters in as much detail as I can. Not just physical details, but their behavior, their quirks. And no, I’m not just saying:

“oh she has some fine hips and a confident personality to compliment it.”

I’m letting my character show how she is confident (or whatever personality it is) through her actions in the story.

Now this is important to writing, but the final draft won’t be overkill.

A large tank.

A true statement!