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NaNoWriMo, day 12: Random notes

* 25,107 words down; 24,893 to go.

* I've reached the halfway mark. Woo hoo! I missed a few writing days because of work and family obligations, but on the days when I've been at the computer, I've kept my 2,500-word per day goal.

* Keeping the pace has been difficult. I continue to resist the urge to go back and get rid of things, but I do revise as I go. I can't help it: what I want to say is tied into the way I say it. So if I have something in mind and it came out wrong, I haven't written what I intended.

* Come December, I will have a lot to do. Not only will I need to fix what I wrote during NaNoWriMo, but I'll also need to fix what I wrote before NaNoWriMo. There are plot points that will need changing, and an entire section that I thought I could skip that will need expanding. Shoot.

* Favorite thing I learned: Even if I haven't thought through a scene, if I start writing the details, I'll get to the end and it'll be coherent.

* Most useful tip for NaNoWriMo writing: Adding is always okay. So if I've forgotten to mention or describe something early on, I can go back and put it in. It adds to the word count total. [Fist pump.]

* The biggest NaNoWriMo drawback: I'm word-dead by the end of the day.

Next week is Thanksgiving... We'll see how that pans out.

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