NaNoWriMo Day 9

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day
NaNoWriMo total: 15,000 words
Personal par: 2,000 words/day
Personal total: 19,917 words

Another good morning of writing.  I had a list of scenes to work off of and wrote two of those scenes, not quite completing the second.  The first scene ran around 800 words, the second 1,200 for a total of 2,061 words today.  The scenes that I have written these last two days are part of a continuous thread that runs through the novel.  They tell a story themselves, and could in some respect be read independently.  But I plan to have them spread out across the novel as interludes along the way.  They take place, primarily, in a separate time frame from the rest of the action in the story.

I don’t think these scenes were quite as good as a the one I wrote yesterday, but they are certain better than much of what has come before.  I like this way of putting together a novel.  It’s much more like writing novelettes and short stories.  I take a slice of a story focusing, on say, one character, write the whole thing, complete with all the scenes needed to tell that characters story, and then move onto the next.  In the final produce, I break them apart and interweave them, and I imagine, editing them some for appropriate drama and transition.

Iended up just shy of 20,000 words today.  I should it that mark withing the first few sentences tomorrow.  The longest piece of fiction I have ever written is 22,000 words and so if I keep to pace, I should break that mark sometime on Wednesday.

I’ll need to spend some time tonight listing out some more scenes to write over the next few days, as my supply has just about run dry.  But I look forward to doing that.  I am feeling pretty good that I have made it this far.

ETA: I checked my records.  For NaNoWriMo 2007,  I reached the 21,276 word mark on November 27.  That I will pass this mark on November 10 is a very good sign I think.