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November 8, 2008

Nano – day 8

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 10:57 pm
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Well, I know what comes first.  Page 100 of my script.  I just updated my word count (14,258) and that has me at page 96.  So, I think I’m moving the goal post.  I’m going to write in script for one more week.  Can’t believe I’ve only be at this for 8 days, it feels like 20.  Anyway, I’m going to push through to Friday.  Friday night I’ll see where I’m standing.  I might actually have enough beginning – middle – and ending to be considered the shell of a story.   Besides, at the rate I’m writing, Friday will put me right about 25,000 words.  One thing I know I need to do when I print the updated pages tomorrow, I’m going to print the statistical report that goes along with it.  That is an amazing document.  It tells me how many times each character appears, how many words total they speak.  It also tell me how many scenes occur in each location.  In so many ways, writing my first draft in script format has been the best idea I’ve had in years.

Now?  I’m tired and cold and going to curl up with a book.  Or maybe just veg while listening to music.  I like that idea better.  I think I want to be in my own head with my own thoughts for a while longer today.

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4 Comments »

  1. Sounds like you’re using a really cool tool. Good luck with the word count.

    Comment by jayda — November 9, 2008 @ 10:54 pm

  2. Thank you for the comment and stopping by.

    It’s opened up my mind and I’m writing more than I have in a very long time. It’s definitely a really cool tool. I’m thinking I’ll update to the latest version, maybe for Christmas.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — November 10, 2008 @ 11:20 am

  3. Congrats on the massive word count–that’s fabulous! And yes, please keep us updated with the script too. Even being a Scrivener devotee, I must admit to being curious!

    Comment by pamwritesromance — November 10, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

  4. I’ll definitely be blogging more about the script software. The true test will come when I start draft 2, which I’ll be doing in December.

    It’s nice to find something that works and is kinda cool. I’ve had Mac envy for years.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — November 10, 2008 @ 6:40 pm


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