28K and beyond…

When a rocket takes off, the blast is enormous. Then as it climbs, it breaks off parts of itself in stages, making itself lighter and able to travel farther by escaping earth’s gravity. Presently, my novel is climbing and the weight of the earth is pulling it down, I think. Nevertheless, this struggle is a stage in its growth. 

I am presently in Chapter 23 The Call of my novel-in-process, GANI & SEAN. I’ve just written my 28,216th word. I’m tired and I’m hungry and my legs feel like lead weights.

Time to get up, move around, eat lunch.

Holy Moly – Approaching 24K…

Sitting in a local wine bar, I am writing a sex scene in the midst of people who are likely 10 or so years older than I am — I look at the words on my computer screen and wonder if sex is really that much fun and that dangerous. Who knows? I don’t. I only know my characters are real people, and this is what they know, and what they want from each other.

Why “Word Wars” are helpful…

In Camp NaNoWriMo, you have a cabin and in your cabin are cabin-mates. Word wars are predetermined time periods in which you and your opponents/colleagues write as many words as humanly possible.

Why “word wars” are helpful — 

Word wars free your mind to put on to the computer screen or paper whatever comes to it. No prejudgment allowed.

Word wars — yes — help your word count.

In Camp, your objective is to reach however many words you set as a goal for yourself.

My goal is 50,000 words by midnight, April 30th.