Friday 4 November 2016

NaNoWriMo: Week One

It's (finally) here!

While I'm excited that NaNoWriMo has started, I have to admit that I can't believe it's NOVEMBER! O.M.G. How did this happen? How are we so close to the end of the year? How is it possible that I now have a 16-year-old daughter? LMAO.

Wow. The year is moving WAY too fast.

Anyway. I got off track.

Let's get back to the fact that I'm super excited about writing this spooky little story that's been living inside my head for several months now. 

A story that includes some of my favourite horror tropes, but at its core is all about the strong friendship between a group of friends and the town secrets that could tear them apart.

You know, Halloween might be over, but I plan to spend November in Creepy Town. ;)

There was only one thing on this week's to-do list:
  • Start writing NaNoWriMo story!
And I did!

I spent Monday reading a novella, taking final prep notes, getting all my inspirational pics in order, and just thinking about the story. Then on Tuesday, I got stuck into it.

This is how the week's word count went:
  • Tuesday: 4,461
  • Wednesday: 8,508
  • Thursday: 13,038
  • Friday: 17,248
I'm very happy with those figures, as well as how the story is shaping up. Everything is flowing well, going according to plan, and a few surprises have already popped up. Threads I didn't expect, but fit so well into the story. I can't wait to write more.

Oh, and I even managed to read a library book.

As usual, I'll be taking the weekend off to re-energise my brain. But this little story won't be far from my mind.

Have a good one!

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