Lycoris (lycorislaramie) wrote,

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So day one is going GREAT so far. I managed to bang out 3800 words between midnight and 2 am. Then I got a couple hundred in before going to CVS to stock up on CHEAP CANDY. I got a big bag of Reese's candy and a birthday card for 48 CENTS. HUZZAH. Then, after lunch, Brittany I had a little mini "write-in" in the Watson lounge. That was super-fun, and I got about two thousand words typed out. I was feeling good, but something about the narrative just didn't feel right. It was stilted and forced and just wasn't conveying the feeling I wanted. But I figured I would go back and take care of that later.

Then, brilliance occurred. I was in the library, and I started typing up a scene with Casey. Now, Casey is neutrois, meaning that traditional gender pronouns don't apply. This has been bugging me for some time, and I decided the best solution would just be to write around the pronouns. As in, describe Casey's thoughts and actions and appearance without actually using pronouns. I practiced writing up little paragraphs, and it seemed to go okay. But when I was getting ready to start this new scene, I wasn't looking upon my novel in the most favorable light, and I just couldn't be bothered to expend the mental energy necessary to think of creative ways of avoiding gendered pronouns.

So I wrote it in the first person. And within minutes, I had over 500 words of prose. IT WAS AMAZING. Because my characters like to ramble. Then I went back and re-wrote the first narrative scene and stretched it out by 800 words or so. I'm still keeping the stuff I wrote this morning, because hey, it was all written during November, right?

As of this update I have 12,600 words. This is incredible. That's more than I've ever written in a day, and I'm not even finished yet! I'm totally staying up until 2:00 in the morning just so I can take advantage of the extra hour I get when I turn my clocks back. WHOO YES.


Eeek what am I still doing here in LJ? I should be noveling up a storm right now!!!

♥ ♥ ♥!!
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