NaNoWriMo Day 19

The day is almost over, and I just managed to write the daily words for my novel. Getting up this morning was extremely difficult for some reason, which cut in to my writing time in a big way. I love to write in the morning because I’m fresh and rested and come up with great ideas, but not this morning. So, I had to do it tonight, but tonight I was taking an online class, and I had to bake a bread for a potluck lunch tomorrow at work. Good thing I can sit back while the bread is baking and do other stuff.

Now I have a few minutes to spare before it’s bed time. I guess I’ll send the dog out and watch the bread cool down, and then I’ll call it a day. Getting my butt out of bed a bit earlier tomorrow morning will be top priority.

Oh, and the word count for today is 1,867.


NaNoWriMo Day 18

Wow. Only 12 more days to go. Word count for today is 1,805.

Even though the story is going well, and I’ve written over 36K words since the start, I doubt I’ll have it done by the end of November. It looks like I have to keep going at this pace to finish the first draft by the end of the year as I have promised myself. Well, I have four days off around Thanksgiving and the whole week of Christmas. If I’m not too stuffed and sleepy from all the good food, I might be able to write some extra words during that time. But finish, I must.

NaNoWriMo Days 16 and 17

Word counts for the days are 2,227 and 1,913.

My internet is working only sporadically. I barely managed to update the NaNoWriMo website.  It seems to be doing okay for the moment though. So, I’ll write something quickly before I’m disconnected again.

Yesterday, I started on Chapter 4, beginning of the subplot, because I had skipped that in favor of continuing with the main plot. Some of the characters from Sophie and the Magic Flower are driving the secondary story lines, and it felt like meeting old friends again.

The story is moving along the way I hoped, even better at times, because some new ideas popped into my head that I hadn’t thought of when I planned it out. I guess that comes from diving in and immersing myself a lot and often, like right now during NaNoWriMo, rather than having disconnected writing periods with a lot of down time in-between. Love it.


NaNoWriMo Day 14

Today’s word count is 1,725.

November is almost half over. I can’t believe it. Sometimes I think I won’t finish, especially when I get up before 5 am to write at least 1,667 words. When the alarm rings, I think I must be crazy doing this, and whoever came up with NaNoWriMo must be too. Every day when I wake up I think that, but then when I start writing and see the story is taking shape, I change my mind. It’s all worth it, and it’s fun, and yes, crazy. I think it’s a requirement. Just kidding. Let’s just call it a great challenge instead. It’s more motivating.

NaNoWriMo Day 13

Today’s word count is 1,694.

Just wrote a bit more than the minimum this morning. Time flies when you’re having fun. Actually, it wasn’t fun. The story didn’t flow. I skipped ahead to Chapter 5, because the subplot starts in Chapter 4, and I wanted to stick with Sophie for a little longer and get her into Act II where she connects with many more of the magical characters.

Tomorrow, Saturday, I can write more relaxed. Gee, I’m not sure if I would want to work like this all the time. It feels like running a marathon. Well, I’m writing a marathon. Tough enough.

I’m halfway there

It’s NaNoWriMo Day 12, and I’ve made it past the halfway mark.

This morning, I ran out of writing time before going to work and managed to write only a bit more than 1,000 words, but I promised myself I would fix that before the end of the day.

Then today my official NaNoWriMo t-shirt arrived in the mail. Much nicer than the one I had put together myself. It gave me the necessary boost to write the missing words tonight.

So, the word count for Day 12 is 2,561, which brings me to a total of 25,147 words.  Just cool!

NaNoWriMo Day 10

Word count for today is 1760.

Chapter 3 is almost done. Sophie is getting deeper into trouble, not because she’s doing something wrong, but because she cares and wants to do the right thing. Unfortunately, doing the right thing in her case, means violating her foster mother’s rules. Yet, she has to promise her foster mother to be good.

Sophie comes up with a plan to set things right, but if the plan fails and her foster mother finds out what she’s been up to, Sophie might end up in a home for difficult children instead of being adopted.