It’s taken me all day, but I’m checking in with just over 2300 words for today. Unfortunately I also deleted quite a few that I’d written on Friday – I REALLY need to stop scrolling back and editing instead of forcing myself to work forward. So while my daily count looks good, my cumulative total suffered.

I also wrote three full pages of notes that I’d dictated to myself at 1:30 a.m. on that lovely little voice recorder Martie sent me. Was that ever helpful – I crawled out of bed, left myself a 16 minute rambling note, but now I’m really focussed on where the story is and answered a lot of questions that have plagued me.

I’m still wondering what my hero’s name should be – I have been calling him Tarvon, but I’m thinking that is perhaps his title as opposed to his name as his brother keeps calling him something different. Eve Silver said she doesn’t name any of her characters in her first draft, that she refers to the heroine as XXX and the hero as YYY. Wish I could do that, but for me the name really becomes part of the character and can often reflect who they are and what they’d do while I’m writing. I mean can I really think of this hotty as XXX?

NaNo Day 4
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4 thoughts on “NaNo Day 4

  • November 4, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    The Hunk is just Yummy who is he?

  • November 5, 2007 at 4:09 am

    The Hunk is an actor named Eric Schweig – he was Uncas in The Last of the Mohicans. (Uncas is Hawkeye’s adopted Mohican brother.)

  • November 5, 2007 at 6:41 am

    Leah, goodluck with NaNo!!! And wow, interesting about Eve Silver…I always come up with names first but hey, it makes sense to let them develop first before you name them. Hmmm *Red thinking* šŸ˜‰

  • November 6, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    That’s a sexy picture of Eric. I’d have to name him for a chapter or so since the name for me embodies their personality to some extent.

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