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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day Three

I spent most of today packing and generally getting ready for our trip to Auckland tomorrow.

I was thinking I'd get nothing written today, but I had everything sorted by this evening so I curled up in my armchair and got typing.

I'm making slow but steady progress. The words are struggling on to the page. Today I tripped my way through some interesting scenes.

It's an altogether different experience writing in the first person POV of a character who is the dark about so much that is going on around her. Of course as the writer I know the big picture but it's tricky getting the balance right and not revealing too much to the MC or to the reader too soon. I hope that makes sense, it's late.

Happily I've managed to slog out my word count for the day and we're now sitting on a jolly 5,969 words.

I'll be back on Sunday, have a productive NaNo weekend. I look forward to checking in on your progress when I return.


  1. 6K that's great!! I love that picture in the post. I could write a book on that alone!

  2. Wow! You've motored through that. Hopefully it shouldn't take too long to catch up when you get back. And love the picture.