Writing on a Hump Day… and Every Day

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On the hump of Week Three for NaNoWriMo & SavvyAuthorsEntangled Smackdown.

I’m just a kiss, fight, and/or kill away from 50K words, as of last night’s count. Hard to say with my tricky characters. They do love a plot twist.

I’m itching to edit certain scenes, but have forced myself to take copious notes and just keep writing forward. This is a challenge unto itself, but I’m getting through it.

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tonettedelaluna.com is Here!

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WRITING:

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the second half of November, let alone nearing the end of the year.

Week Three of NaNoWriMo & SavvyAuthorsEntangled Smackdown, here we come.

By yesterday’s count and indicator on my handy-dandy NaNoWriMo widget, I’m at 77% of the 50K word count goal. I plan on writing at least another 20K after that so I think I’m at a good pace with the story. Aside from the previous murder victims, no new bodies have turned up but there’s still time. 🙂

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5 Reasons Why I Write

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So here we are at the halfway mark, the midpoint, if you will, of our November writerly effort.

Remember when we were told that writing is a marathon, not a sprint? Nothing was truer than when drafting Act Two. That’s not to say I’m in SlumpsVille. I think once I got the action going, it allowed me to explore each character’s motivations at that particular moment in the story and whether or not those motivations were worthy to be showcased. Subplots aplenty.

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Killing Your Darlings & Feeding Your Muse

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WRITING:

In true delayed fashion, I’m starting to have fun with my thriller WIP for NaNoWriMo & Entangled Smackdown over at SavvyAuthors.

<insert evil laughter here>

I’ve read that we’re supposed to give our characters a hard time and/or come up with the worst possible scenarios for them AND put them through it. I love my characters and there’s something oddly satisfying when they’re put through the literary wringer. I’m not a sadist. It’s clear that as a writer I’m definitely a masochist, but amping up the tension and conflict is as exciting for me to write as I hope it will be for others to read. 🙂

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Come On, Baby, Light My Fire

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WRITING:

And now we’re diving into Week Two of NaNoWriMo & Entangled Smackdown over at SavvyAuthors.

As of last night, I’m about 45% of the way through the draft, though not without some changes to the game plan. I have a boatload of notes on stuff I want to change while I keep writing forward. I’ve done my best not to go back and edit as I draft. I don’t want to taint the established word counts and I know it will also leave me piddling around when I should be producing more story.

It’s nice to get the words out with more ease again. There were a few days last week when the digits (phalangeal, not word count) wouldn’t budge or when they did, they were uncooperative. That sensation is gone and I’m chugging ahead.

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