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26 November 2005 @ 11:41 pm
 
Well, kids, my NaNovel is what it is. And what it is, at present, is about six or eight different books. Mayhap more. I really must go through and count them off.

Four days left and I am at 35k. No idea how this puppy is going to end. Not remotely.

So Don's is going to be really good. And interesting and well written with rich characters, humor and a compelling plot. So what? Mine is going to be 50,000 words long. A bit more, even. It will be spell-checked. There will be a good many descriptions of food. That will have to be enough.


I am going to pour myself a lovely glass of wine in my beautiful peridot glass goblet and write some more Words.
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Ratesjul: daffodil laneratesjul on November 27th, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
35k is pretty good...!

*hugs*
*offers 2k*
Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on November 27th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
aww don't be so hard on yourself...
moileaflette on November 27th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love food descriptions in books... and also perfume descriptions, a lot. :D Break a leg with the rest of the nanovel!
Helensilawenyai on November 27th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel better, the first 20k of my novel is nothing but introductions for the three (so far) main characters.

The second 20k is the building of a plot.

And here I am, four days left, with the mission of writing what actually happens.

I'm not totally clear on why we do NaNo. It's obviously not for fun or anything. It's like a spreading mental illness.
ptimonyptimony on November 27th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
If food is important to your book, here's a suggestion: Include a recipe in front of some chapters for a dish that is relevant to that chapter, like the way some authors will put relevant quotes in front of their chapters. For example, if your chapter features clam chowder rather prominently, include the recipe. That will add a certain level of audience participation into your book and widen the range of appeal to include people who like to eat or cook. Also, that might boost your word count.

Peter
holding her tonic like a cross_shades_ on November 28th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
*loves*

Have some faith, girl. Don't over think :p