Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nanowrimo Update - Half Way and S.O.S.

Soooo, I'm in trouble. I've got 25,000 words and I'm no where near half done the story. I may have overextended my intent and gone completely off the wall with the premise and, well damn, everything. There are levels and methods of speech delivery and continuation issues and oh dear god. I'm not sure where to go from here quite honestly. There's just too much I'm trying to incorporate at one time while still making it readable, enjoyable and coherent. I fear I may lose what I am going for if I make a mad dash through it for the sake of Nano. I find myself just sitting and staring at the screen not knowing how to move forward. Do I rush through and just put down anything and try to edit and fix when I come back around? Do I just quit out and take my time working through the story?

Um, help.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nanowrimo Update - 14K

I'm loving this story. I've gotta be honest. Love it like I subconsciously love waffles.

I wrote T7H because I didn't care if, while I was rushing through Nano, I happened to completely obliterate the idea I was going for. In the end, it didn't turn out too bad. With The Harbinger though? I'm taking my time as I rush, as weird as that sounds.

I'm not trying to fit the story to the mold of the 50,000 word limit. I have every intention of just shooting right over the limit. Maybe not within the 30 days of November, but the final result will end up being much longer than T7H.

I'm not sure if that equates to a story that is too long and drawn out - I don't think so. I've spent more time making the characters significant rather than trying to hit the ground running. I hope it ends with a more significant and interesting story in the end because of it.

I'm lagging behind a bit, but I'm not too concerned. I can play catch up easy enough. Just a bit under the weather today.

Here's a few links to keep tabs on, should you so desire.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Nanowrimo Update - 7K

Still slightly ahead of the required average to meet goal, but working at work then working at home takes its toll and I slowed down a little today. The next few days should allow me to play catch up a bit more. Since you're here, why not read an excerpt from what I've been working on?
“Waffles,” a familiar voice echoed.
“There's no f***ing waffles. Shut up,” he replied with a grimace.
And one more for good measure:
“We should totally bang that girl.”
“Yeah, man. Waffle her brains out.”
What'd you think I'd give you something good? :P

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nanowrimo Update - 4K

Sitting comfortably ahead of the curve at 4,115 words, I thought I'd take a few seconds to tell you what I've been writing about in The Harbinger. So far, it's mostly been about two things:

  1. Blood
  2. Waffles
Actually, it's been more about the second entry than the first. More later...