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Since last week, my desire to have a completed book at the end of November has increased. I don't want just 50,000 words. I want to type "The End" and be ready for revisions.
I guess I want to be done.
I'm not exactly tired of my story, but I can see the potential creeping in between the lines and I want to go back and polish it up and make it pretty - make it presentable for someone other than myself to read.
As for the steampunk vibe, that is not going well at all. All I have are steamwalkers and steamcannons, which are pretty boring. I'm thinking that when I go back, I'm going to make it either sci-fi, fantasy, or fuel/electro/something-punk.
To increase motivation, I made a "radiance" list, as was suggested in one of the Pep Talks on Nano. On that, I listed all the scenes that I had really felt pleased with. These scenes are my "fires in the night", spontaneous blazes of emotion in the black wanderation of Nanowrimo. (Like that word, 'wanderation'? I just made it up :D)
So far, my story has made me teary-eyed twice - once in a flashback that involves a yellow butterfly, and again when Dust discovers the mental state of her childhood best friend. I think those scenes are gems indeed.
Anyway, I made 40 K and was happy, though not ecstatic because I knew that most of that would probably have to be cut out when I start editing.
Of course, Nano-ers aren't supposed to think about that, are they? Onward to Week Four!
(No, I have not been keeping my writing log like a good girl. Whoops.)