I have a bit of a, confession to make. Some of the words I’ve written today, they weren’t actually written today… Getting a bit stuck on the storyline I was working on, I decided to get back to beginning and get start getting the prelude out. However, the first part of said prelude was actually written some weeks before I decided to use Pwnage as the story I was going to write for NaNoWriMo. Today, I’ve added that part to the story.
Now, one might consider this to be not too dissimilar from cheating and that thought had crossed my mind for a short while, but I’ve since found I’m good. Please hear me out! First off, I actually typed over every single word from the original file into the writing file I’m using this month, without a shred of copy-pasting! So technically I have written these words today. Second, I was already planning on adding that bit in the story anyway, so why not do it right away and be done with it? Third, it’s really only 126 words! In the long run that hardly matters and if I manage to finish with at least 126 words over the 50,000, it won’t matter at all!
Of course there’s really no reason I should go out of my to defend my actions here, but the short thought process entertained me and so I figured: why not share it? Who knows, there might even be someone out there who’s seriously pondering on this right now. If you are: please don’t! Sure, it may be more satisfying to write something completely new, something you haven’t ever written before, but don’t let that stop you from adding an already existing piece of text (of your own making, of course!) if you feel it enhances your story! Because, in the end, isn’t putting together the most awesome story you can what really counts here?
And this particular awesome story looks like it’s really coming together nicely! Now, on to the last writing session of the day! And with haste! I have set a minimum word count of 2,000 for myself today as I attempt to close the word gap and I still have about 500 words to go! Wish me luck, everyone! See you tomorrow! ^_^