Decided to try a NanoWriMo summer camp. Have to write 50,000 words in the month of July. Broke the halfway mark on the summer camp yesterday morning. Not bad considering I started a week late. Looks like the second novel will be done quite a bit before the 50K mark. Only a few chapters to go.
My stories tend to “beef up” in editing. It has to do with the way I write. I outline the story and then write all the dialog between the characters – ignoring the setting almost completely. As a result, I stay in active tense throughout the story. Then I go back and fill in the color. It adds a lot of text, but it also is a lot slower edit process than many have. It certainly would push me past the NaNoWriMo deadline which is the end of July.
I have three choices. I can add a new plot twist to the story and get additional words there. I can start on a second novel (you are not required to only do one book for July, although you are for the November contest). Or, I can fill like crazy on the current novel and ignore any other editing. All are possible ways to get to 50K. I’ll keep it in the back of my head while I finish the basic novel today.
Stay tuned. My solution will be in next weeks exciting blog post!
Story by the way has pretty much everything but the kitchen sink in it. Sci-fi Victorian Steampunk, with an adventure, a romance, espionage, a murder mystery, time travel paradoxes, and huge aerial combats between giant flying battleships! Oh yeah! The Burning Man Festival too.