Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Scramble

Tomorrow...

I don't have a guest tomorrow, because I've submitted a guest post to Joe Giacalone's blog, The Cold Case Squad, on what I learned about Touch DNA while researching the process for a new story. I'll post the link here when it goes live.


First NaNoWriMo Report

Here it is, already Day Two of National Novel Writing Month. I made a good start on my 50,000 words yesterday by writing the first chapter and part of the second for a total of 2,310 words. If a participant writes every day during November, and adds 1,667 words to the total each day, he'll make it to 50,000.

In my case, I've blocked off the writing days and the non-writing days to allow for grocery shopping, appointments and meetings, and a little exercise. I figure I'll have twenty-three days when I'll focus on writing until I have at least 2,000 words completed and four other days when I'll write at least a couple of pages. There are three days, including Thanksgiving, when I probably won't write at all.

I had hoped to attend the NaNoWriMo Launch Party last night, but that didn't work out. With more snow coming in, I decided to get cozy at home and use the extra time to read a few more chapters of Dyon Meyer's Trackers.


Babbles from Scott Eagan

This is one of the literary agent blogs I enjoy reading. Yesterday's post, "What Is It That Catches My Attention In That Initial Query?," is another good one from Scott.


That's all for today -- NaNoWriMo is waiting.

5 comments:

Dean K Miller said...

Nice work on your Nano start! I'll participate vicariously through you. I can't even keep up my own meager writing schedule!

Keep up the pace, let those fingers fly across the key board.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Well-done on the first day of NaNo! I am in admiration. I look forward to your guest post tomorrow.

Pat Tillett said...

That's a good start! I'm starting to feel like a real whimp...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That sounds like a smart plan. Some days, it's just impossible to do 1667 words.

Teresa Cypher aka T K CypherBuss said...

I found your blog through Twitter...and here I am, wandering around online. I think I am avoiding my NaNoWriMo WIP :-) But your gentle nudge is guiding me back ;-)