Still on schedule with 6,864 words!

By Katharine Swan On Thursday, November 04, 2010 At 11:56 PM

With every day that passes of NaNoWriMo, I am more and more thrilled to be staying on schedule.  Today we were supposed to reach 6,667 words, and although I struggled somewhat, I ended up adding 1,725 words for a grand total of 6,864.

As I mentioned last night, I am finishing an previous NaNoWriMo novel.  Last year my main characters all turned out to be plot ninjas, and kept falling in love with the wrong people, so I opted for a very different version of my original plot.  Because it took me by surprise, I decided to make some changes as I wrote, so this year one of the things I am doing is filling in the holes my changes left and rewriting scenes so that they fit a little better.  I also have a large chunk of writing to do to fill in the middle of the novel, which somehow got skipped last year (my characters were anxious to get together, and skipped ahead to the end... don't ask).

So far, this year is going quite well.  My revisions and scene rewrites are going as planned, and although I didn't have much of a plan for the missing middle chunk when I started NaNoWriMo, it is starting to take shape as I write.  I am feeling quite good about my chances of finishing my novel this year!

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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