2002.11.01

Nano: Day 1

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Day 1: 1,089 words.
(Already under goal! Not a good sign!)

Part of the problem is that I’m doing things now that I really should have done before the starting line: things like character names, broad plot outlines, a title! Whether to write in the first or third person, and other trivia. Why yes, I am an idiot. Nice to meet you!

I expect that the first few days will be, as the immortal Paula Abdul never quite said, of the “two steps forward, one step back,” variety.

On the bright side, I do have a working title: The Basilisk’s Egg. Also, I think I have most of the plot and characters outlined now; the main challenge from here on out will be stuffing all those crazy suggestions into that framework (I knew that would come back to bite me!).

I put up a new status page, as well as a running word count on the sidebar, for those interested. Thanks to the always brilliant LKT for the super-cool tracking chart code!

And Eglantine, dear 12-step sister: sorry I wasn’t around earlier to provide moral support. I mean, I was on a plane, so it would have been difficult for me! but still, I feel bad.


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