Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Writing on Wednesday: There has been some progress

 Eleven days ago I reported on the worrying lack of progress on my latest WIP. To remind you this was the progress eleven days ago:

So, number of words written on WIP - 0. Number of ideas jotted down - a few.
With this pitiful lack of progress noted I decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo. I may have mentioned that once or twice as well as saying that I am using this site to prepare. So eleven days later I can joyfully report this:
  • WIP word count - 0, but that's OK because those are the Nano rules. 
  • One outline done - Green post its are pinned onto pin board (they're not real post its so they are not really sticky).
  • Rough plans for some tricky bits of the plot done.
  • I've done a drawing/plan for three key locations
  • I feel like I have been taken on a very thorough tour of Ella's house. The only thing I don't know is how much the rent is and how much they pay in bills!
  • My antagonist now has a name as opposed to initials EOM. He also has a back story, I know what motivates him and he's not completely evil.
  • The ending which was holier than a colander, is now more like Swiss cheese.
  • I met and got to know Ella a bit more. 
  • I wrote the back story that drives all the action to the WIP
  • I have now also met Leo and know his favourite things, things he hates and a few other things. But I now realise after a bit of research at the crèche fish tank that he needs to have black eyes.
  • I seem to have unofficially taken on the role of Nano coordinator for the French and more specifically Parisian part of the SCBWI chapter! Oh bugger, now I need to find locations for four write-ins!
So, with that I will sign off and will report on more progress soon.


Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Yike! ...and, um, congratulations? ;P

Good luck on Nano!! That's something I wish I had the time and dedication to do. I have so much admiration for those writers who endeavor to pick it up and do it! GO YOU!! Very proud you, lady. No matter how far you get with it, you are doing it and that's tremendous.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

verilion said...

Hi Scarlett, I'm not sure that I have the time to do it either ... and then again sometimes we just have to dive in. We'll see how far I get in December when I try to sort the whole mess out!
Thanks for the support though! :)

Wanderlust Scarlett said...



Scarlett & V


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