Yesterday I had a low day with 904 words. Today I had to produce.
And I did.
3074 words. Yeah!
That brings my total word count up to 17275.
However the word counter at the NaNo site is all kinds of jabberwocky. It only had me down for 16118. So I attempted to fix this with the edit by day feature. So I just thought I would add the difference on the day I posted after midnight, the 2nd of November. No matter what I did however it would change my number (1167 being the discrepancy between the two totals) negative 614 for the second when it had only been zero before. Every time I touched the thing it would, for some reason, change a nuber five days down or take a total and subtract from it.
It would never add a positive word count change, always subtraction. Figures. So by the time I decided to stop screwing with it I was down from its original number of 16118 to 15216 when all along I was trying to adjust to the Scrivener word count total of 17275.
So I am going to fudge tomorrow’s numbers to make the number the true word count I am actually at right now. So if I report a number tomorrow, it will actually be off by 2059 words in my favor.
Don’t cheat me of my words stupid internet software!
Still, 17275 words in nine days. That’s pretty good! If I can keep this up after November and get some work out there to be published, I could stop feeling ashamed of the byline for this blog!
All in all it is still fun. I think pantsing a novel is doable I think it is a process that takes a lot longer. There is a lot of spontaneity, but to get to where I think I am going means I pass a lot of potential all the time. I have this pop up, that pop up. Now I have a dead witch’s skeleton in a remote cabin, but I have to get my monk to the Asylum of the Betrothed by the Straits of Ambiguity so he can die another death. Been how do I just leave such a scene? And why, if it were a finished work, would it be there merely for him to leave the next day?
There is a lot of somethings that get passed as nothings. But I can’t just turn at every corner or I’ll be like a dog wandering in the woods by himself. If you’ve never seen such a thing, you should, its hilarious.
My scene titles are interesting, I think. I have four chapters so far (although that could all change I have no structure here whatsoever) with the following scenes titled.
End of the Line
Riders Outside the Storm
Asylum of the Betrothed
The Cabin in the Woods of Fable
Riders Outside the Storm and The Cabin in the Woods of Fable are my favorite so far. Particularly the latter, that sounds like a good name for a full story.
Anyway, thanks for reading another update from another anonymous NaNo participant!