Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NaNoWriMo Day 4

Word Count: 30,046
Chapters Completed: 4
Worlds Visited: 1
Sanity Level: 65%
Overall Quality of Prose: poor

So it's the end of Day Four. I'm sitting in Borders (which, incidentally has just recently implemented free Wi-Fi), having just hit my 30k (woot!) and am thoroughly exhausted and all worded out for the evening! Yesterday the words just sort of poured freely from my fingertips. Today I had to bribe/force/threaten them out of there.

I weep for the overall quality of my prose.

I weep for the flatness of my main character.

I weep for the reality of one's flawless ideas staring back in all their blatant black and white imperfections from one's computer screen.

But I still made it to 30k.

:-) :-) :-) :-)

As a sidenote, I keep meaning to link to my NaNoWriMo profile, where you can keep track of my progress and read the deplorable excerpts I post from time to time. So there you go.

Off to watch Stargate,

Joanna
aka
Penner of Pepostrously Perilous Prose

5 comments:

Anna said...

30k! I'm in awe. You absolutely don't have to worry about characters being flat when you're making that kind of progress! You can fix that stuff later - that's what December is for. :-)

Joanna R. Smith said...

Anna,

Haha well I hope so! :-)

silent_librarian said...
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silent_librarian said...

I have read your recent excerpt! I loved it. Prose aside, I like the conversation between the whole family. Poor Peter sounds very overwhelmed for a boy of his age. I love how Jack and Daphne tell Peter to listen and leave with Roen so casually. It is just a normal thing in that family. It is awesome. ;-)

Joanna R. Smith said...

Glad you liked the excerpt, Danielle. :-)