Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hello, Saturday

If you follow my twitter, you'll know that I started NaNaWriMo really well, 5400 words in three days. Unfortunately, the next three days were pretty sucky; not even 1000 words combined. Can you say catch-up?

Fortunately, the tile laying is finally complete (pictures later) and yesterday and today--so far--I've put over 7500 words in the file; I'm at just over 14000 words total, which is only a thousand behind!

However, as I tweeted last night (or early today, I guess, to be accurate), I've come to the end of what my pre-planning covered; my characters are now staring into a very dark place, and they haven't figured out how to use their headlamps (figuratively), so I'm not sure exactly what they'll see once they recover from not one, but two important... That might be too much of a spoiler. No matter, they seem important to me; have to see what readers think.

Coda (working title) is an action story, and so far, I have too much exposition, I'm sure. But that's okay for the first draft, if I can bring out the garden shears and hedge trimmer when needed.

Monday, we crawl up the stairs (Kona is allegedly the only international airport that still uses portable stairways to debark/embark passengers) for the trip back home. Via LAX. Hopefully we won't encounter a tragedy similar to the one last week. Lots of work to do back home, too, so this has been fun, if tiring.

Time to add more words to today's total. Comments always welcome.


  1. So, you've pre-planned your story up to the pointy end of a dramatic complication (plot twist, journey obstacle etc) and you didn't think to go further: why not? This is the pitfall and trap that every writer who does it by the seat of their pants encounters, usually sooner rather than later. Now all you need to do to rectify the problem is to post-plan your way out of it and then get back to writing.

    1. As you will have seen, yes. Or rather, I selected a couple more "pointy ends" that seemed to fit with the first one I'd genned up, and wrote to them.Time will tell if that ends up being satisfatory! Thanks for the comment.