Thursday, November 3, 2022

NaNoWriMo 2022, Day 2: 4,913 words

Yesterday was my first write-in for the year, a quiet three-hour affair at a local Barnes & Noble.  We had one other person show up, for a grand total of three.  It was nice and quiet, though, and I got a lot of work done.

Last night I finished reading through the original novel (well, the original and second draft version) as well as a bunch of other material I had written, such as backstory and short stories.  I added 1,000 words arbitrarily to account for all my work on reading through the novel - since it was, after all, work on the novel.  I used to equate an hour of editing work to 1,000 words, so by all rights I could have added a couple thousand, but I decided 1,000 was good enough too reflect the somewhat easier work of reading through.

I was planning on going to bed at that point, but I decided to stay up a little while longer and do a little writing.  I had been inspired by reading through the backstory and short stories to write some of Ruby's backstory, which apparently I'd never done.  I got started... and next thing I knew, it was 4 o'clock in the morning.

It felt good to end the night with so much writing done.  I'm partway through Ruby's backstory now and unsure how long I'll continue it.  I guess I'll just keep writing until I feel like it's done!  And then I'll get back to the work of revising and rewriting the novel.  In the meantime, I feel like this is a good way to get me back into Ruby's world.

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