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NaNo - Day 8

20458. Pretty good, considering I'm stuck in a place where I need to do some research before I can continue (despite Stephen King's advice, I really do need to crack open a few books before going further with Amen-Ra). On the plus side, a trip to the library today yielded at least one VERY good book with bunches of stuff I'll be able to incorporate. I still haven't tracked down exactly what I'm looking for (some mythological stories about Amen-Re beyond merely how he came into being). I'm not really sure a suitable story exists, actually, and if it doesn't, well, I'll just make something up. So, to get some word count tonight, I skipped ahead about 3,000 years, and started writing up the stuff in the Edwardian era.

I'm really not disappointed by my word count right now, although by this time in 2004, I'd already crossed the "finish line" as it were - I'd written more than 50,000 words by Day 8 that year, although since my story wasn't complete, I did keep going throughout the rest of the month. Still, I'm not worried about finishing. I probably should be more concerned about quality. Not yet, though. I'm still all about quantity, for the time being. I think I'm done writing for tonight - I will poke around a bit more in the books I brought home from the library. Maybe something fantastic will appear. :)

Also, body count? Still holding steady at five. *hangs head in shame*



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Nov. 10th, 2006 08:08 am (UTC)
I tried Googling, actually, but couldn't find what I needed. I did spend some time with books today, and didn't find exactly what I was looking for, but I think I did find enough to go forward with, for now. I hope that makes sense. I should probably just go to bed. :D Really, I wanted to find an existing Egyptian myth that features Amen-Re, and the Internet just wasn't producing anything. But now I'm starting to think that such a myth just doesn't exist. But I did find out some interesting stuff about the god, which validates some of the things I'm having him do in the story.
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Nov. 10th, 2006 08:28 am (UTC)
Re: I should go to bed too but...
Heh - great minds think alike. I've been considering including Hathor, mostly because I read something about her sometimes being jealous of the attention her father gave to the other gods & goddesses he created. And I thought that maybe, this far down the line, she might get jealous over the attention he was paying his priestess/lover. I didn't know about water and stars, though - that sounds TOO perfect for me to pass up!

Heh! But now I'm back to doing MORE research! ;)

(And I'm with you - I really love both of these subjects, and trying to weave them together is just downright fun). :D
Nov. 9th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)
50,000 words before Day 8? What are you, some kind of machine? =p

I just passed 10,000 and am feeling pretty pleased, even though I'm still thousands of words behind where I should be.

But hooray for another person doing research! I've got to look up a few things myself tomorrow.
Nov. 10th, 2006 08:09 am (UTC)
LOL! When I get going, I kind of am a machine. I don't even stop and think about what I'm writing, I just let my fingers type as fast as they can. At least that's what I did the first time I did NaNo. This year, I've slowed down the pace a bit. But it really is quantity NOT quality that I'm after here. Which, of course, will come back to haunt me when it comes time to edit, but I'll worry about that in December. Or maybe January. Or 2010. Who knows? :D
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:11 am (UTC)
wow, if this is slow for you, what am I? I am feeling very proud for having crossed the big 2-0 yesterday and now you put me back into perspective again ;-)

anyway, here's a big hurrayy for the 2-0
Nov. 10th, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
Hee - well, I guess it's not so much that it's slow for me. It's just that I was OBSESSED two years ago. This time it feels like a much calmer pace. Although that's probably because I'm having a few tricky things to work out with my plot. I think my first book was a bit more straightforward in that way.

And congrats right back at you! 20,000 is a BIG accomplishment, I think! :)
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