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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

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.