Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Nano Post 1

(yeah the one is my attempt to think i will be posting more then once this month pretty cool huh?)

Nano is here, and I have no idea what my word count is. it is a fun story really. I had a surplus from my student loans so I decided that i would buy a new computer, not a bad idea right? well when i did that i also bought the student window's 7 (pretty nice by the way...totally better then vista but then any thing was better then vista) sadly i lost Microsoft word which had locked up on me before i made the switch over. so i have written all of my book so far in word pad, which is not bad but there is no word count!!!!!

any way so far everything is okay... i am pretty sure that I have less then 1,000 words to my name but hey, at least i have found time to write this year.

I thought this was an intersting pice of advice from the site:
"and please remember: If you write a paragraph or chapter you don't like, just put it in italics (or change the font color to white). Do not delete! After you write your way across the 50,000-word finish line, you can double back and clip out all the parts of your book that make you cringe (I think you'll surprise yourself with what you decide to keep). For now, just keep moving forward! There's an old folk saying that goes: Whenever you delete a sentence in your NaNoWriMo novel, a NaNoWriMo angel loses its wings and plummets, screaming, to the ground. "

1 comment:

DualcolorDisplay said...

I question whether nanowrimo needs to be shot dead or not. The concept of just getting words out for the sake of getting them out saddens me. It's clutter. What happened to Thumper's 'If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all?' I think Nanowrimo gets non-writers to write books, and that spells waste-of-time. If the talent is there, the words will be too. On the other hand, it's about exploding words, like an all-or-nothing approach. Take a month, write a lot, see what happens. Whether it's beneficial to the book industry or not is debateable, but at least it gets more people writing. Hypothetically, some of it could be gold.