One of my favorite pieces of music to write by is actually a trailer produced one year for the British science fiction series, Dr. Who. The song is called All The Strange Strange Creatures.
It starts off with a slow creepy buildup before exploding into a sweeping melody that combines both action and a sense of wonder. Every time I listen to it I see in my mind a montage of scenes from my story. Iconic moments that I either have written or intend to write. This music helps me see the epic arc of the main story I am trying to tell.
Day Three of NaNoWriMo
The goal of 50,000 words in 30 days is quite challenging. This works out to be about 6 pages of new material I need to write per day.
I decided to use NaNoWriMo to work on my second book, …Demiurge, Unbound,… Over the years I have tossed various notes and snippets of scenes into the book in preparation for one day turning the confused jumble into an actual novel.
The end result is that I start off with a slight advantage, about twenty pages of material that I can use with little correction or editing. i.e. I started NaNoWriMo with about three days of leeway.
On day 1 I wrote 6 pages of new material, interwoven with the existing text. Day 2 I managed about 4 pages. Right now on Day 3 I have already managed about 5 pages (I woke up early and dove into writing first thing.) Right now I already have over 7300 of new (or mostly new) words on paper. Not a bad start.
In a later post I will talk about how the need to write fast and loose affects my style and is shaping my story.