Monday, November 3, 2008

NaNoWriMo day 3

It was a productive day in terms of word count and plot development. And I am noticing a pattern in my process: it takes me about 30 to 45 minutes to get warmed up and in the flow to write. I am not sure how to log this on the NaNo report card I am keeping for myself, though. It is not actual writing time in terms of words per minute, yet it is time spent in the writing process. So far, in the six writing sessions in the last three days, I have only just sat down and typed once. I will put it in, because if my writing speed slows during this month, I have to have a realistic block of time reserved for writing. If I only have 30 minutes, it might be better to get in a walk than try to write. Seems I should have a minimum of an hour.

There is an actual plot developing, though I still don't know the end or how it will get there. I am not ready to say too much about it. The pieces I can say: the primary story is modern times; there is a writer, a man with a scheme; Emile Zola, 1902 France; controversial occurrences; and things I will not say now.