Thursday, November 13, 2008

NaNoWriMo Update: 11/13

It's been a roller coaster. After breaking the 7000 word mark, I of course went back and fiddled around with some stuff, and dropped back down to around 6600 words. I really wanted to be at 10000 by the end of tonight; that seems like a pipe dream. I mean, 30 Rock is on - and this week Jennifer Anniston guest stars.

She's back on Thursday nights!

Anyway, I still am not 100% sure of my plot - story of my life - and I've tinkered with some conversations and who's having them. Have I mentioned this thing is like 90% dialog? I'm not sure if that's good or not. My voice stinks, and my grasp of third person limited narration certainly needs a brush up. Also, I really wanted to keep a Dabney Coleman reference in (a response to Buffalo Bill) but my protagonist is supposed to be 18. And the person making the reference was an 18 year old girl. You can start to get an idea of how this is going to turn out with these clues, right?

Maybe I'll just up the ages of everyone. There are a lot of swim clubs with 30 year old guards, right?


Anonymous said...

Dabney Coleman reference(s)? Count me in for one copy when this comes out. I love it already!

Anonymous said...

I think a 30 year old life guard or two could add some appeal to the story. Despite what they think at the time, 18 year olds are not as interesting. Unless its film and they're in bathing suits.

I made it to 5600 words last night, so still a little behind. !0,000 needs to happen by tomorrow night or I might surrender.

Goose said...

I'm at just over 9000 which shocked me.

Still debating a plot of course. Still haven't even hinted at one either.