1770 words and counting


MaNoWriMo is turning out to be more fun than I thought it would be. Sure, it can be challenging to face a blank page and realize you have to fill it with — gulp — about 1600 words, if not more, but then I get engrossed in the story again and think, oh, this is actually fun.

I’m within days of the big scene, i.e., the Japanese invasion and subsequent capture of Singapore. I’m approaching it with not a little trepidation since my knowledge of the incident is still rather primitive, but at the same time I’m relieved that I can get into the really meaty parts of the story already after waiting for…two freakin’ years.

You know, I didn’t really realize how focused I get when I’m writing this thing until a few moments ago when someone honked their car horn just outside my office window. I swear, I think my heart stopped for a few seconds.

Today’s count: 1770
Total: 3595

2 thoughts on “1770 words and counting

  1. There are days where 1600 words is nothing (I churned out about 3000 in one sitting the other day – sure, most were crap, but they were out!) and days that turn into days that turn into days where you’ve ended up with 50. AND, since you’re having some actual historical events in there, well, that just makes it even more difficult!

  2. Hi, <>Randal<>! Holy crap, 3k in one day? I think I did that a few times during last year’s NaNoWriMo, but only because I got behind and had to desperately catch up. Those were very, very exhausting days. They were enough motivation for me to keep up, lest I had to repeat the torture.Yes, the historical details do tend to bog me down, but I try not to worry about them too much at this stage in the process. Right now it’s mostly dialogue and scenes, not much detail; that will (hopefully!) come later!Do you write everyday? Cheers,Marjorie

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