clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Writing: nano nano nano)
Well, this year's Nano has allowed me to discover an interesting pattern in my writing. After a thousand words or so, the words flow a lot more easily. I never could have noticed that before, because there's only been four or five days before in my life that I've written more than two thousand words in a day!

Cool new things keep popping up. Like a love triangle. I didn't know there was going to be a love triangle but I'm glad there is, I think. Actually, make that, I didn't know there was going to be a love triangle involving the main character and her main love interest--there already is one between the ghost and the people who killed her ;)

Oh, there's also the little metal god figurine. I have no idea where that is going to go, except that it's a good-luck and protection charm, which should be useful. It has helped the main character with her homework, but that's not terribly plot-relevant. I mean, it's important, because it's important to her, but it has nothing to do yet with the demon!

I think 2700-3000 words a day is the most I can do consistently (I think my average is around 2800, not counting the short days from FaerieCon or the long first day). It's cool to know my limits. Then again, I'm pretty sure if I could outline more thoroughly beforehand, I could write more in a day. Most days I'm not only writing two or three scenes, I'm also coming up with future scenes and writing a brief description so I don't forget what has to happen. (On that subject, I freaking love Scrivener.)

In other news, I'm watching Criminal Minds and the episode is called "Into the Woods," so I'm muting the TV during commercials and playing the Into the Woods soundtrack. Because I'm a dork.

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