Tuesday, November 8, 2022

NaNoWriMo 2022, Day 7: 21,213

Today wasn't as big a word count day, but it was a significant day in that I've started on the sections I need to write or rewrite, instead of revising.  From here on out, it'll be a lot of reading earlier, failed scenes, and then completely rewriting them to suit the new plan I have for the plot.

I wrote a little less today, perhaps unsurprisingly: Not only is reading, absorbing, and rewriting more time consuming work, I also spent less time on my novel than I did, say, yesterday.  It was a busier day and the particular write-in we went to was shorter and made it harder to focus.

This particular scene I'm on right now is a mostly new scene.  I had started on it at one point, but it was added way after the fact, and I didn't get very far into it.  It's an important scene, though, as it fleshes out Ruby's friends and life.  I do want to use the scene to introduce a couple of topics that I need to do some more research on, though, so I may have to sketch out the basics of the scene and leave it unfinished for now.

The next scene will be a little easier to write.  It'll be a rewrite of a scene I had in the original novel, for one thing, so I already know what I like and don't like about the first version I wrote, and I can tweak it accordingly.  Plus, there are no aspects about it that require more research, so I can just immerse myself in the scene and write my way through it.

I'll try to include some of the research for the earlier scene in my reading material, though, so that hopefully I can go back and finish it up soon.

Tomorrow we don't have a write-in to go to, for the first time since NaNoWriMo started.  It's an odd feeling, honestly.  Hopefully I won't have a difficult time working on my novel, even without the incentive of a write-in.

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