Sunday, November 20, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 - Day 20 Report

It is finished. The murderer is buried in the cemetery in an unmarked grave beneath a marked grave.  It's complicated. The feisty bartender came out of her coma, which made me glad. I didn't want her to die.

Day #: 20
Words Written Today: 1134
Total Words Written: 70,196
Drive: Finished
Beard Status:
Priceless
Estimated wordage remaining: 0.  I shall now relax until I begin editing.  Actually, I'm thinking about editing Sweating Bullets and the Pogonologist until then so I don't get out of the writing mood.

Things I need to take care of in the second draft:
  1. Inconsistencies in Garvin's personality at the beginning 
  2. I'm pretty sure I had Eileen Crawford come from out of town in one chapter and Burnfield in another
  3. Give the Pearce brothers more time before I kill them
  4. Involve Farren Cochran with the Pearce meth gang.
  5. It occurred to me as I finished the final chapter that I made no further mention of the Yankee's hat Garvin found near the crime scene in chapter 2.  I'll have to work that in.
The final word count was about what I thought it would be when I started.  It'll probably be closer to 80 once I go through a few rounds of edits.

That's all I have for today.  For everyone still writing, I'm pulling for you.  You still have ten days to finish.

8 comments:

  1. Dan you are the man. 70k+ and finished. I was stuck for two days and finally climbed that hill this morning. Way to go?

    What no beard pic?

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  2. It's coming. I'm having photobucket issues.

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  3. 70k? Dude, you need hero music. As for the other...*taps foot for beard pic*

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  4. The beard pic is on its way. I'm still having a hard time believing that I'm finished. It feels like I should be scrambling to get some writing done.

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  5. Stopping by to have a look around.

    NEW FOLLOWER.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  6. Congrats!! Very glad to hear the story is done! For one of us at least...ha.

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