NaNoWriMo Journal – Day 9: Getting Back In The Groove

Current Word Count: 37534

Hello All!

That was a better day. I’m still not hitting the numbers I keep hoping for, but over 4K isn’t bad. I’m now well outside of what I had fully prepared in my outline. This is uncharted water, and I only have a vague idea where I’m going with it. But I’ll be damned if it isn’t coming together!

What I’m writing is a very skeletal first draft, mainly dialogue and action beats, but it’s coming out really well! The lines are snappy and the action thrilling. If I do say so myself. :p

At this rate, I’ll hit 50K on Friday, but I’ll still need more time to polish this up. Once I add in better descriptions and fill gaps I’m thinking this is a 65K book. I keep hearing about authors who overwrite and have to make cuts. I have no idea what that’s like. Just another thing to work on I guess, I’ll need more practice to get my daily word counts up and maybe part of that is being more descriptive in my first draft. We’ll have to see.

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