Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Day 9 - NaNoWriMo
"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go." E. L. Doctorow
Well, the writing gods smiled benevolently on me today. I have written 3607 words, but I worked hard for each one of those words. For some reason, the flow was not quick. I had to deviate and do research which held me up, but it was just very necessary to make the story flow.
I know the rules state that you should forget quality and go with quantity, but sorry, I just can't do it. Not saying that my writing has to be quality, but my research has to be spot on.
I am writng historial fiction. If I have the light bulb being turned on before it was invented, well, you can imagine the reviews that the New York Times will give me. ;-)
Something exciting happened today. During my research, I came across a Professor from Cambridge Uni in England. He is currently writing a book about the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. So, I emailed him, and he emailed me back straight away. Such a nice man. He is keen to see my primary research documents, ie, my mother and aunt's memoirs, plus letters I have. He also shared with me some info about his work in progress. Cool.
So, my total for Day 9 is, wait for it.... drum roll please... 20034 :-)