NaNoWriMo Day 6: A Busy Little Bumble Bee (And I’m Being Interviewed! 2)

I’m being interviewed at Olsen Jay Nelson’s blog talking about The Edge of Darkness and NaNoWriMo! Go check it out.

Word count goal: 10,002

Achievement: 10,075.

I didn’t write a post yesterday because I didn’t make the word count. I missed it by about 200 words. My fiancée and I went out in the afternoon to socialise (for Guy Fawkes Night, which is a big deal in the UK) and didn’t get back until late, and by then I was too tired to write any more.

And tonight I’ve struggled a little with getting Tina to fall in insta-love with the hot Polynesian witch, but I think I’ve sorted it out now. I don’t want to say too much because I’ll spoil it, but I had already hinted at something when the same thing was suggested to me.

Tomorrow should be easier. I’m almost at the first peak of the three-act model, so I have to write quite a bit of conflict tomorrow.

At least I’m still on track. I’m not letting people charging ahead with their word count get to me because although they think it’s about quantity over quality, I refuse to stoop and write below my ability. I’m aiming for quality as well.


7 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Day 6: A Busy Little Bumble Bee (And I’m Being Interviewed! 2)

  1. Archer says:

    I am so glad I write to the same philosophy as you “If I’m gonna make the effort, it’s gonna be the best I can do for a first draft” I hate when people say quantity… quantity… Screw that I’m writing a book that I’ve wanted to read for ages. It’s gonna be as good as I can make it dammit lol


    • Lissa says:

      Yes, I hate the whole ‘Your NaNoWriMo first draft WILL be awful and terrible and not worthy to see the light of day, in fact the whole month will probably be a waste because there’ no way you’d write anything worth reading’ attitude. First drafts are rarely publishing-worthy but it’s not that hard to write a good first draft.


  2. Caitlin McColl says:

    Hear hear! I totally agree with writing quality (and quantity!) and really the daily goal of 1,667 really is nothing at all (i usually end up going quite far over it just because its not much and when I get in a flow). I don’t understand people that just write utter nonsense for the sake of word count… what’s the point if you have to delete it later because its shite?

    Hope you guys enjoyed Guy Fawkes night!


    • Lissa says:

      Last year I was doing a much higher word count per day than this year. This year I’m putting in the bare minimum needed to keep on track. And yeah, the writing nonsense for the sake of word count? I just can’t do it and don’t understand people who do. It’s too easy to just write ‘herp derp’ for a hundred pages and be done with it.


  3. Penelope says:

    Good for you (about that last paragraph)! I totally agree with you on the quality over quantity. I’m not a writer at all, but I think it would save you some stress later, right? Anyway, I’m off to check out your interview. 🙂


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