April #CampNaNoWriMo—Moving Along

In pursuit of the elusive StorySquatch


I’m beefing up my backstory, based on Lisa Cron’s guidelines in Story Genius. It’s going faster than it was. In particular, I’ve worked out how I want to integrate her story card system into my Scrivener project. Since my project will contain all the episodes of my series, it’s just a bit more complicated than the single-novel example Ms. Cron provides (and more complex than Gwen Hernandez allows for in her Scrivener template.) And I am finding out all sorts of stuff about my protagonist, Spencer—including why certain scenes just felt off.

As of yesterday, I was 173 minutes (or nearly two days) ahead of “par” on my month’s goal of 3,000 minutes (fifty hours.) A new purchase is fueling my progress, as well—trust me to want to use a new toy, a Jot Pixel stylus, instead of typing.

Hey, if it gets me writing… who cares if using it for handwriting recognition is slower than typing? ANY words per minute are better than zero.

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