Random Harry Potter Fanfic piece

This is a section of my first NaNoWriMo attempt, in 2005.  For the first two thirds, I found it incredibly difficult, barely getting half of the needed daily word count. When I spent an entire long weekend writing absolutely nothing, I realised I needed to do something drastic.

So I abandoned my story, and went with an idea that I had which was vaguely related but much more defined; it was short, but I knew the beginning, middle and end.  I rattled it off in three days, at about 3000 words a day, and found that somehow this made going back to my original story much easier.  I was able to keep up that higher word count until the end - unfortunately still missing NaNoWriMo's 50,000 words in a month by about 7,000 words.  I calculated that if I'd done this three days earlier I would have won my first NaNo.  Ah, well.

Anyway, here is that middle section, as written, un-edited.  It actually seems to hold together reasonably well, although the ending is rather abrupt, but I can't think of anything better right now.  So I shall present it as is!

Collapse )

Post The First

This here is a LiveJournal post. Basically, I mainly wanted it so I could add comments to other LiveJournalers, but it appears I have the whole kit and caboodle. How sweet!

I don't really need another Blog, given that I already have one. But can one really have too many?

  • Current Music
    "Braveheart" on telly