November 12, 2007

half way!!!

Everyone, please rise from your chairs and observe 30 seconds of happy dancing...

Thank you, you may sit down again.

What was that for? Well, I reached 25,000 words tonight. That is half-way to the goal. While my novel is no where near half-way done, I am half-way to the minimum goal, so that calls for major celebration. And it feels good. We aren't quite to the 15th, so I'm still ahead. This is a good thing because I trained at Bath & Body Works on Sunday and I'm hoping they are going to get me on the schedule ASAP. I need the hours. So, while I'm not busy working, I'm working on my novel.

The funny story of this week is, last night, I was toying with the idea of adding a character. I realized it would make the "conversion" scene, where my four main characters accept their charge to go on this apparently meaningless journey, strong if I had a fifth who refused. So at the write-in, I told MangyCat and ihatepeas (Dianna and Sarah) that I was going to add this character in in December. But when I got home and sat down to write, I realized that not only does this character refuse this charge, they would go on to become a major antagonist (the bad guy, for those of you who haven't taken a lit class in this decade!). But that meant I had to add this character NOW. SO after a rushed call to Mangy at 10:50 pm, I fleshed this guy out enough to put him in the story and managed to write 1,650 words in 45 minutes! And I think I knew somewhere in my mind I needed this character because he has been so easy to write.

So, here's to the next 25K and beyond!!


Aimee said...

Woo hoo!! Way to go - one of these days I might have to try this whole NaNo thing... :)

Sarah Bennett said...

Man you mind amazes me! I am so glad that I you have not wasted yours. What this world would miss if you did not write! Way to go and can't wait to read your novel!