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Nano update post - halfway point

Nuts and bolts:

33,000 words as of end of day yesterday. This is well ahead of schedule; I've been ahead the whole time as far as I can see. I've got a lot of the main story arc down and it's looking like this barebones version will probably line up pretty well with the 50K mark.

Stats so far--
Random timeframe shifts: 7
Dream sequences: 3
Action scenes: 3
Deaths: 2
Clumsy makeouts: 1
Incidences of zombies drinking whiskey: 1
Incidences of cuddlingSHARING BODY HEAT: 2
Ways in which this is more of a fanfic than a novel: too many to count. :|

Which brings me to the bad news: yeah, this isn't really a novel. It's a fanfic with the names changed. I'm not sure what to do about that. (Edited out for whininess)

Edited to add: I'll probably just keep pushing through anyway, no worries. At very worst, I'll just change the names back and post it as fanfic. Not like that's a terrible outcome for a month's effort. It's just not what I was hoping for, you know?

Comments

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greenjudy
Nov. 17th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Write, Eth, write! Write like your hair's on fire, don't worry about genre. To hell with genre! When you've finished this story you may find you are trying to break ground on something completely different than you thought.
etherati
Nov. 17th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'm trying, I'm trying! I'm hoping that turns out to be the case, but knowing my luck, probably not heh.
bane_6
Nov. 17th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
All those things sound awesome and I don't think you'll hear anyone complain about it being fanficcy. We just want to read it!
etherati
Nov. 18th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm sure no one here would complain, but I think it might make a publishing company raise a shaky eyebrow XD But I'm just gonna keep going. It'll at least be a pretty epic fanfic when it's done.
wednesday42
Nov. 18th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
Hey, ain't nothin' wrong with fanfic. ;D Seriously, though, this sounds completely awesome. YOU WILL SUCCEED AND IT WILL BE BRILLIANT.
etherati
Nov. 18th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
Haha thank you. Yeah, Idk, epic fanfic isn't a terrible end product, but it'd be nice to end up with something that would be accessable to a wider audience? I HAVE NO IDEA BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT <3
spiffystuff
Nov. 18th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
I think you should write whatever makes you happy, no need to sweat about fanfic vs not.

... at least not from me! *Srsly have probably read far more watchmen fanfic in the last few years than anything else, ha*
etherati
Nov. 18th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yeahhh I'm not gonna sweat it for now, I guess. Just get it done and then decide what shape I want to edit it into.

And yeaahhh, no kidding. I need to get on my other reading. :(
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