Friday 5 November 2021

NaNoWriMo: Week One


Well, the first week of NaNoWriMo is over (for me) and I'm really happy with my progress.

This year, the very first day of November was a Monday, so that was a great way to start things off. Because by the time Friday (today) rocked around, I'd already squeezed in five days worth of writing. Yay! 😄

Anyway, here's the word count:

  • Monday: 4,416
  • Tuesday: 10,105 (added 5689w)
  • Wednesday: 14,301 (added 4196w)
  • Thursday: 20,788 (added 6487w)
  • Friday: 25,277 (added 4489w)   
This is definitely an awesome place to end the week.

I'm really surprised at how loud and ready this story turned out to be. As soon as I started typing, the characters spoke to me and everything that lay ahead slowly started to reveal itself. Some scenes were more vivid than others, but it wasn't hard to find the right path and embark on this dark journey.

Once I got past the first chapter, there were actually a lot of surprises. Things I hadn't expected, or planned for. Some things deepened the direction or introduced a different direction. I knew there were going to be familial problems, but didn't expect the relationship complications. This narrator is a little messed up. Hell, sometimes she's not very nice, but it all adds spice to the overall tale.

It's also quite weird, somewhat disorienting. There's plenty of weird shit going in inside and outside this creepy house, and I'm loving every minute of it.

I love getting this lost in a WIP.

So, that's about it for my first NaNoWriMo 2021 update. Since hubby's working this year, I'm back to taking the weekends off.

It'll make a nice mental break because between Animal Crossing: New Horizons and this first draft I'm working on... my brain is turning to mush. 😵

Have a great weekend!

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