As far as my book goes, I am in chapter 5 according to my outline. I have 13 chapters organized, but I don't know how much I will stick to it (also, proportion wise it's off because I'm in the 5th chapter but only 12k words in). So far I have been writing pretty chronologically throughout the book. I think this is necessary because it is a mystery, and I think if I write too far ahead, I will lose track of which clues I've presented, and which things the reader has yet to find out. Plus, it is easier to make drastic changes on a moment's notice when I haven't written any later part of the book yet. So far, I like my plot and like where it's heading. I am sort of feeling though, that I pick the wrong topics for the right projects. Like, in April I tried script frenzy, and it was really difficult after NaNo. I am so used to just writing blah blah description blah, and you can't do that in a movie script... it wasn't about word count. I think my plot would have worked way better as a novel. Now, I am sort of feeling this plot I have now would be better as a movie. Still, I think it will be a pretty good book too. I just hope I don't wrap up the mystery and then say ÖK, 25k more words to go.... oops!" If that happens, I will just throw in some zombies, pirates, ninjas, and if needed after that, aliens. Perfect plan.
-Jessie, 12,807 words she would like to update onto the nano site if it ever loads :)