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Day Two; 5,620 Words

I'm a little ahead of my goal of 2,000 words a day for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo to those in the know) and I'm really enjoying the writing. I've been getting up at about 6 a.m. and writing for an hour while I drink my coffee, then feeding the animals and taking the dog for a walk and coming back to write for another hour or so. Nice thing about Daylight Savings Time--my body thinks I'm getting up at 7 a.m. I've also been doing a little bit in the afternoon, although I'm definitely at my best in the morning.

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5,620 / 50,000
(11.0%) *
It is very freeing to write and not really care (for the moment, anyway) whether it's too soon for two characters to meet up (hey, they bumped into each other at the bakery--I had no more idea than they did that it was going to happen) or whether the timeline makes sense or what I should name my town or whether a small island off the coast of Maine would have its own school system or how many square miles it should be. If I didn't have that goal of 50,000 words to focus on, I'd be online looking up municipal web sites to see how many selectmen they have and when they hold Town Meeting. In other words, NOT WRITING. I'm not checking baby name books to find the perfect name for characters. I'm calling one Susan. Boring, right? I know. Maybe I'll change it, maybe I won't. I'm calling another one TEB, short for The Evil Bastard. When I think of a name, I'll just do a search and replace.

By the way, does anyone have any suggestions for a good name for an evil bastard? Let me know by clicking on that "comments" link.

* Well, obviously I'm having trouble with the graphic. I've tried several times to fix it. But I can't futz with it anymore, all right? This is supposed to be a month without futzing. So whatever. Just pretend it looks right, OK? Thanks.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ya know....This post really hit home. I know writers have amazing imaginations. However, I know "The evil Bastard" and he goes to the bakery three times a day with his three headed dog CERBERUS alias Blaze. Except I call "TEB" "The Anti Christ" but I am sure he has many aliases. Coincidence, I am sure. Just strange. Always, Craig

Anthony Petchkis said...

This is "Friend of Craig." He brought your blog to my attention and now I'm hooked on e-blog!
This bakery, Evil Bastard, thing sounds intersting. Just started to read. Will have to follow more closely...
http://ajpfineart.blogspot.com/

Eleran said...

Good name for TEB? For some reason, "George" seems to fit.

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Anonymous said...

I the t.E.B. should have a surname for a name (named by his mother after a great grandfather for example)
I like Brook, Hammond (Ham), Kendrick (Ken), Patch, Whittemore (Whit) and Winship (Win).