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Nov. 22nd, 2016 @ 12:07 pm Nanowrimo 2016 - progress update
As of yestereve, 21 Nov. 2016, I have saved 42139 words to file on the story. (I don't count words that I scribe and do not keyboard into a text file).

I have 88 handwritten pages of text.

There are 8 days left to write the 7861 words remaining in the November challenge. I figure I have at most 2 chapters left of Interlude (Part 2) of the story An Dannsa Sìth. Part 3 (Crìoch-sgeòil, end story) will be the most difficult to write - part of it will take place in Faerie. And it will introduce a' Bhaintighearna nas uaisle Faileas an Rè ri Aodann Aibheis fo Dhubhar Gèige an Craoibhe-seilich, aka Sally, the Faerie Princess, which I will admit, I'm rather dreading. Hard to get into the head of someone so alien.

Anyway, that's the update and a brief peek at what I expect.

Today I spent my writing time doing some tidying up in anticipation of Thanksgiving preparations. So, no progress today.

Also, I have rosemary sap-tar on my fingertips from harvesting dried rosemary needles. Luckily, it is one of my favorite scents because I don't think I'm going to get it all off anytime soon.
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Bernard the Elf
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Date:November 24th, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC)
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I was a rebel this year and did a redraft. It made things kind of weird in that, although I only allowed myself to update the parts I had actually reworked, I knew I didn't really need to sweat the word count. Not sure I enjoyed the month as much , but my novel sequel is in much better shape, so I what I needed out of it, I guess.
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Date:November 24th, 2016 07:56 pm (UTC)
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You have to do what works for you. The story I'm working on is apparently the keystone the supports the other stories in progress - writing it is forcing me to understand the physics of the magic in my world.

But I am very much dreading Part 3, Faerie terrifies me. I'm worried it will boggle my conscious imagination. (no problems with my subconscious, but that's mute when it comes to writing and communicating with the conscious.)