So Far So Good

So today is day five of nanowrimo and its going quite well. I’ve written 682 words so far today. My total word count is 8941.

I don’t wish to count my ostriches  DSCN0173 (I have a picture for that) – but at this rate I should be able to finish a few days early.

I’ve already gotten a feeling for what this might be like. Yesterday’s 2000 or so words were a bit of a struggle – and took two and a half hours. Today it seems to be going much better.

In fact in general its going a lot better than I expected. I think that might be down to the deadline. I usually edit as I go (and to within an inch centimeter of its life) but I can’t do that here. That does mean that when it comes to the end it might be a bit of a confused mess.

One of the confusions is the aliens. I have to keep looking back so that I can remember; how many limbs they have, the nature of the limbs, their eating apparatus, whether they have gender, and if so what gender that is.

I’m beginning to see why humanoid aliens, which are kind of boring, are popular even in print – when you don’t have to worry about a CGI budget.

Anyway back to novel I go.


I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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