Monday, November 4, 2013

NaNoWriMo Day 4

Wordcount: 9162
Words written today: 1323
Words I need to write today: 344, minimum

You know, I always rolled my eyes when people said that you shouldn't stop at the end of the scene, and that you should write the first sentence or paragraph of the next scene before you put down your pencil and took a break. Maybe other people needed to do that, but I didn't. I could start my writing session at the beginning of a scene, no problem!

Being an author who feels like her characters are very much real people, I'm pretty sure Jared Alyron was laughing at me yesterday morning when I found out just how wrong I was. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't figure out how to start his first scene. Eventually, I gave up and wrote about Emma, his sister, instead. She, as usual, was much more cooperative than Jared. Huzzah!

Also, I think I may have to just call these "semi-daily updates", because the whole daily updates thing doesn't seem to be working out. Oh well.
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)
Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)

2 comments:

  1. huh, I've never heard of beginning the next scene before you take a break...it's never been a problem for me, starting a new scene, but I like the idea of not taking a break until you have.

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    1. I seem to hear it several times per NaNoWriMo season, usually on the NaNo site. It does make sense to me now why they say it.

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