Saturday, November 7, 2009

NaNoWriMo - Day 7

Words written today: 7813

Today rocked. It was a beautiful day that I mostly spent outside working on the story. I've come to really love the character of Jonah Button. And his friends. And his parents who I originally thought would have very little to do in the story. I love this part, where the characters are becoming so fully formed that they're the ones speaking and I'm just the guy writing down what they're doing. Subplots are unfolding and weaving through the story.

Sometimes it feels a bit like magic. Like my computer screen is a crystal ball and I'm just chilling out and watching the story take shape. Days like this make me eager for tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard anyone else describe the process as a computer screen that's a crystal ball and for that you've conjured up my first ever comment on a blog. Even this feels like magic, and the 3rd novel I'm writing is called The Magic String (using the programming analogy). Today I just received an encouraging reply from Ms. Chiotti at Upstart Crow, and I live in Florida near Sarasota. Good luck in all your wizardry and keep up the brilliant advice.


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