Friday 10 November 2017

NaNoWriMo: Week Two


The second week of NaNoWriMo is almost over, huh? Well, for me it is because I'll be taking the weekend off. I've got some notes to take, ideas to jot down and a chapter summary to update but I won't be adding any new words until Monday. And that's cool.

I need the mental downtime.

I'm super excited about NaNoWriMo. I like how the story is shaping up, and I'm really happy with the daily word count progress. 😃

Here's how this week's w/c looked: 
  • Monday: 16,106 (added 4686w)
  • Tuesday: 20,181 (added 4075w)
  • Wednesday: 24,294 (added 4113w)
  • Thursday: 29,306 (added 5012w)
  • Friday: 33,044 (added 3738w)

Not bad. 

I've reached that (very cool) stage in the story where I can actually see The End. When that happens all of the upcoming events get jumbled inside my head and need some streamlining. That's where the scribbling comes in very handy! Brainstorming on paper, and writing a list of what needs to happen, helps me get to the finish line before the details slip away.

This story--tentatively titled Cosmic Girl for some very good reasons--is one that I've been excited about for several months. From the moment I first saw a series of disconnected inspirational pics that sparked off this idea, I couldn't wait to get started. But it takes time, and several creative steps.

After I started collecting pics, the details started building. The characters became clearer. I started casting them, naming them. I chose the setting. Everything collided and began to slot into place while all the pieces were percolating in the back of my brain... So when it came to choosing a NaNo project, this one was the logical choice. LOL.

It feels so good to be telling this strange story about friendship, family and love. It's like emptying some stuff from my cluttered brain!

Oh, and the other cool thing is that I've even had some time to reward myself with reading at the end of the day!

Well, that's my writing update for this week. I'm excited. I'm driven. And I can't wait to see what other surprises this story reveals.

Have a great weekend!

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