Camp NaNoWriMo 2011 July Session: Day 3

Currently I’m a few words behind today’s goal of 4800 words. Third Section is starting to give me some trouble. In a way, I’m not really writing Library Third Section. This is more like a giant pool of information from which I’ll construct Third Section’s plot. Even with editing, the way I’m writing right now is not how I’ll present it.

There are still a lot of benefits to this project though. I’m getting a chance to write for characters and places that have yet to appear. So when I go to organize the plot, I’ll know them a lot better. I can already tell the way this information is presented will greatly change. That is what is at the forefront of my mind right now. “What is the best way to show this to the reader?”

The presentation in Monument is mysterious, but that’s okay because you don’t quite understand the series yet. The presentation in Abandoned is closer to reality than Monument and gives you a new way to think about the first section. So what type of presentation and perspective is necessary in Third Section? That is what I must decide. Right now I’m thinking I might hold off on some information and include that in Fourth Section. I’ll continue to think on this as the project goes on (just as I always have).

I’ve always found the idea of thinking about thinking (metacognition) extremely fascinating. There are some traces of that characteristic of mine in Abandoned, but I tried to keep that to a minimum.