Writing under the gun
Written by
Marilyn Fried
July 2010
Written by
Marilyn Fried
July 2010
I am completing day 9 of a NaNoWriMo for July. I can definitely see the advantage of doing this in November when EVERYONE is doing it. As a first-time fiction writer, here is one thing I've learned so far doing this novel in 30 days project: don't write a plot that contains history that must be verified! I have part of my story happening in Russia during the Moscow Theatre hostage crisis. So that means I have to get certain dates and facts right because it is a fairly recent event (2002). Why didn't I write a story where historical accuracy wasn't so necessary? Live and learn! I scheduled a massage for tomorrow. I don't know if it could actually unkink my shoulders but I deserve the pampering, nevertheless. A one hour massage won't be enough. "It takes a village" to give me a massage because one or two people would never have the strength to keep going. I am at 11,090 words, which is a few thousand words behind where I should be, doing 1600+ words per day. But I am in the second week slump that Chris Baty describes so well in his book. I won't give up though. Now, back to work for me.

Let's be friends

The Women Behind She Writes

519 articles
12 articles

Featured Members (7)

123 articles
392 articles
54 articles
60 articles

Featured Groups (7)

Trending Articles

  • Isabel Allende on Motivation & Writing with a...
  • Melissa Albert on YA, Relationships & Resilience
  • An Exclusive Interview with Emma Donoghue
  • Donna Tartt on Process, Voice and Her Future As A...
  • Lisa See on Bringing Hidden Stories to Light
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid on Researching Your Novel

  • Lynn Fisher

    Wow...doing Nano in July. Maery and I did Nano in November and may do it again. It is a lot to commit to.