Thursday, November 13, 2008

NaNoWriMo Update

Well, the news is not pretty. It is nearly half over and I have a whopping 10,988 words in my account. That's only 20% of the way. I will be honest. I have not devoted myself fully to this task. Now, I could complain that the family and the dog have really taken a toll on my discretionary time (and while that would be true), the sad fact is, I have not pencilled this in as a priority in my life.

I've been using John Truby's book, Anatomy of Story, to help me understand where I want to go and why my characters want to do what they do. I think I've managed to come up with some compelling situations and characters. Now I just have to keep my butt in the chair.