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NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 8 Overview

For those of you who are new to following me on my blog here, welcome!!  Let me take a moment to briefly describe what Aurorae Rising is about and then I’ll jump into my actual progress so far.

Aurorae Rising is an adventure novel about an errand boy who is charged with the strangest delivery of his life – escorting a sealed document on a cross-country dirigible race to a neighboring land.”

NaNoWriMo suggests a daily average of 1,667 words towards the ultimate goal of 50,000 words during the month of November. I’ve got my own goals this year so keep reading to receive an update on how my work-in-progress this year is going!

My Target Project Goal: 13,336 / 50,000

Actual Word Count: 16,072 / 50,000

Words Written Today: 2,017

Hours Today: 2

For those that are interested in stats, I’m using Svenia Liv’s lovely Excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the numbers.

This comes out to 4% of the novel written today.  In terms of page numbers, rounding at about 250 words to a double-spaced page, this is roughly 8 pages of new material.

How I Felt Today:

I haven’t been feeling well today so I’m pushing through it as best as I can.  My manuscript is starting to fall apart.  My word counts are ceasing to be focused on individual scenes.  Now, they are scattered like flotsam in the wind, clinging to anywhere in the novel that they choose.

I suppose this is because I always have trouble plotting the middle of a book.  I tend to think that it’ll work itself out.  I DID have a bit of an outline, mind you, it’s just gone out the window.  Perhaps this weekend I should focus on refining the outline for this part of the book and go from there.

Time to get back to writing. Cheers!

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has two decades of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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