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The first draft is all creative stuff that comes to us, often as a surprise. There's nothing like reading what you wrote and mumbling, "Wow. I wrote that!" Let your stream of consciousness flow, and the words will appear on your monitor.

- Lori Avocato

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They may be few and far between but a "wow" day is so totally worth it!


So what surprised you today, Nano Writer? A choice bit of phrasing, a new plot twist, a new character that turns your story world upside down? If not today then maybe tomorrow?

Today's word count is 31,667! How is everyone coming along? Excerpts? Questions? Comments? Want to just say "wow"? It's all good!

And remember... keep writing!


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Date: 2009-11-19 12:12 pm (UTC)
insomniac_tales: (Feeling free)
From: [personal profile] insomniac_tales
I wasn't sure where I was going with this story this morning (and honestly, I still don't). I took a little to clear my head and asked some questions about my characters to generate new ideas and new directions.

Needless I'm discovering an important connection and drawing another one in the process. I'm going to explore this new route and see where it takes me. It helped me come up with some new obstacles to throw at my characters, some new consequences to work with.

Who knows where I'll be at the end of the day, but I'm close to 39k.

Two little bits to share that sort of tickled me as I wrote them:

There was something musical to the sounds of traffic as cars sped past, something in the effort of crossing streets and being always aware that the cab driver is your enemy. It was like waking up from the most pleasant dream into an old reality made new.


Curtis could tell that something was different when Madelyn was away in city. His magic felt disconnected, far away like he was hearing the echo of his own voice but he didn't remember speaking out loud.

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Date: 2009-11-19 05:36 pm (UTC)
juliet: My laptop on my desk in Sydney (freelance laptop)
From: [personal profile] juliet
Got a fair bit of drafting done yesterday evening whilst running away from a particularly diabolical support band, but then struggled a bit to actually *write* today. I have the outline of the novel shape better in my head now, but that's almost more difficult when it comes to filling it in!

Still: 31,797, so doing OK.

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Date: 2009-11-19 09:46 pm (UTC)
angryoldhag: A rainbow on a heathland (Default)
From: [personal profile] angryoldhag
That I'm actually going to finish my story in the 50,000 words. That's one big surprise.

I'm at 45,011 words right now and I find myself slowing down a little because I don't want to say goodbye to my characters XD

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Date: 2009-11-19 11:27 pm (UTC)
lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lassarina
Hit my wordcount, though not by much. I continue to kick my favourite characters in the head. They haven't risen up to kill me in my sleep yet.

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Date: 2009-11-19 11:40 pm (UTC)
twistingthetale: from <user name=loreleistreet> (stock 10 - pebbles)
From: [personal profile] twistingthetale
Two new twists popped into my head yesterday, one of which wasn't really much of a surprise. I guess that managing to get 3023 words written today is a bit of a WOW! factor, and it definitely made up for not doing as much as I wanted yesterday. That puts me on a total of 38580 *is thrilled to bits*

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Date: 2009-11-20 03:08 am (UTC)
dragonscrawl: (NaNo 2009: Infinity's Rise)
From: [personal profile] dragonscrawl
Alas, I can't count the words in my essay toward NaNo, making this another day with minimal word count additions. On the other hand, George surprised me by helping me start to fill in one of the gaps I'd previously left back in chapter 2. At least I've somewhere to go with that when I get back to really writing.

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Date: 2009-11-20 06:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wyrdkat
Today was just horribly slow for me today and I wasn't very pleased with what I did...I don't know. I also only did 1000 words which isn't a big deal being so far ahead but it still kind of bummed me out. My total is 41,030 now. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better writing day for me.

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Date: 2009-11-20 05:32 pm (UTC)
lei: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lei
I keep posting these late... but 32,875! Managed to hang onto my lead. Hopefully I'll be able to add to it at work tonight.

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