I’ve officially won NaNoWriMo! I’ve written every day and in 25 days I’ve managed to write 50,000 words! Granted, I still have about 30,000 more words to go before the books first draft is completely finished, but still, 50k in less than a month is a major accomplishment.
For this post I want to say a bit about my process. I usually wake up at about 7:00am every day and start writing about 7:30am until between 10:00am and noon on that day with a few breaks in between. I like waking up early because I can work alone as soon as I wake up, so I’m fresh and ready to start working.
Anyways, I’ve learned through some trial and error that I work best this way and can accomplish a whole lot more per day if I just set aside at least two hours in the morning to work. This is something that I plan on just doing indefinitely with my various projects because it’s been incredibly effective and I’m excited to keep going.
Also the current working title for the novel is //.Machina, however I think that I’m going to rename it. Dot Machina is the title that I originally used about eight years ago when the idea was conceived, but I think with several other movies having a similar title, I might have to go with something else. 😛 I’m not entirely sure what the title will end up being, it might be the same, but I’m considering a few different options.
Next time, at the end of the month, I’m going to be giving a breakdown of my writing process, from conception of the idea, to the writing and so on.
Live long and prosper, suckers!
Nathan Seals is an independent filmmaker, artist, and author who has created various comic books, films, role-playing systems, and card and board games throughout the years. He’s either insane, or a genius. Either way he’s having fun.
So here is what happens when I try to write at night;