Rats! Two Days without Writing a Word!

On November 5, 2010, in NaNoWriMo, Writing, by admin

It happens to every writer: you’re in the middle of the creative process–you’re loving those first waves of ‘where do we go?’ ‘who is this character?’, and ‘gee, I really love the direction this is taking!’–when life gets in the way. The past 2 days have been a nice kind of upheaval in Gilbert House: we’ve spent our evenings working on putting together desks, etc. for our new ‘Bunker’, and I’ve spent my days tweaking the decor to make it work (I call it ‘nesting’).

Consequently, I’ve written nil, nada, nothing. Most likely, I’ll not be able to get back to the old keyboard until Monday, but I’m still aiming for that 50k mark by November 30. I pray all is going well with every one of you other WriMos.

See you on Monday with pictures of the new Bunker and perhaps an increased word count! May the Lord bring you inspiration and joy as you write.


Day Two: Word Count 3631

On November 3, 2010, in NaNoWriMo, Writing, by admin

I’m well on my way, WriMo buddies, but it’s at this point that I begin to wonder if I’ve taken the right path. This book builds on characters and plots set out in Armageddon Strain, but I’m not sure I like including Pip and Daniel Tohe. Their presence in a small Missouri town that is under biological attack seems contrived. So, I’ll be spending today coming up with alternate characters that will give me the flexibility and expertise required to serve as eyes and ears for the reader.

I’ve added Chapters One & Two to the Prologue, and you can see them if you’re so inclined at Google Docs.

Here’s to Day 3 of our endeavors! May your fingers fly across the keys, guided by energies you never thought you possessed!

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