So I spent most of the day on this and only got 2,628 words written. Yesterday I spent less time overall and put out a lot more words. As per typical there is more than one reason, and writers block per se was not one of them. Mainly it was because I spent a lot of today doodling on my iPad creating a ‘professional quality’ (per Smash Words Style Guide) cover for Elgin. I love doodling on graphical projects, and especially on the iPad. I started out trying to do a typical (atypical) swords and sorcery type cover with Elgin the Iffrit and Elgin the Cowboy etc, and this was stupid, I’m not an artist. Then I started playing around with scenery and graphics do-dads and came up the the pretty cool cover you’ll all be seeing soon.
While I was doing that I was pondering shifting the ‘publishing’ of the ongoing work the Smashwords, who have kindly made Meatgrinder and their site available to NaNoWriMo works. Trying to do it on the web page is a bit of a pain since there is something hinky with the import of large blocks of word text into WP, almost undoubtedly me not the site but not something I’m going to bother fighting right now.
Then of course was the fact that I was mucking around in my mind with the usual….you’re getting too long, too wordy, too discursive. But then I went back and as of this time I really don’t know that I am. Oh I can see sections an editor would say cut out, and they’d be right technically, but I have to wonder if the shibboleths of the day of physical type setting, or even physical paper and binding, should come across full force into eBooks, I like books that flesh out the character, that spend some time explaining things, describing things. As long as they’re not boring.
Status from NaNoWriMo
Words Written Today 2,628
Total Words Written 34,332 Current Day 12
Average Per Day 2,861
Words Remaining 15,668 Days Remaining 19
At This Rate You Will Finish On November 17, 2011
Words Per Day To Finish On Time 82
Target Word Count 50,000 Target Average Words Per Day 1,667