NaNoWriMo Survival Journal Day 4 – 6,873 / 50,000
I don’t know why today was so difficult. I guess my mind kept wandering. I had to throw a lot of action in, and I almost think it worked. I’m forgetting how far along the novel already is, and maybe I’m a little scared to write what comes next. But write it I must.
I’m going to keep at this, I will not give up, though the fruits of distraction, and frivolity grow riper by the day. December 1st, Natalsa’s sequel will be completed.
So help me God.
NaNoWriMo Day 3 Survival Journal – 5,161/50,000
Today was FUN. I really enjoyed today’s content. I learned a lot more about Emmaline, which is a person I thought I had figured out good & proper. I’ve introduced a new character, I think I love the bad ones. I know this one is going to be evil-trash, but hopefully he turns out to be one of my most dynamic creations I’ve yet pushed through the seams of creation.
Natalsa has failed recently, despite her success in the post-war ravaged world of Otara. Thomas is still by her side, Torga has suffered injury in the most noble of ways. And Emmaline has some talented new apprentices under her belt.
Villains may not always be villains, after all; behind every bad guy is a good guy who sees the good guys as the bad guys. Amirite?
The next 45,000 words do, and I can’t wait to read them. I’m along for the ride just as much as the rest of y’all. Whenever I write in Natalsa’s world, I never know really where things are going. And that’s because I let the characters lead my stories.
NaNoWriMo Survival Journal Day 2 – 3,467/50,000
Today was fantastic, full of surprises. I already struggled to find the time to write today, and I knew it would be rough with working as hard as I am at work. So I told myself, “Self, you’re doing this. What you’re going to do is sit down, and you are simply NOT going to stop typing until you have at least 1,667 words.” So I didn’t . I started typing and I let my words flow without ceasing until I was done.
I don’t know if all the words were good, but it doesn’t matter if they AREN’T. Know why? A good friend of mine says you can always go back and make them better, but you can’t improve on what’s not there.
That’s my mantra for today, as I’m two days into NaNo. Write crap, spew words, forget the Delete & Backspace keys exist for the next 29 days. Trust me, you’ll use them plenty later, but for now, its just about getting your idea out there.
Bring it, Day 3.
NaNoWriMo Survival Journal – Day 1: 1,797/50,000
I will probably write a more expansive article tomorrow. Today has been a struggle. I tried to write, succeeded, but in the process, my 2 year old emptied the toilet bowl onto my bathroom floor.
My tiles are soaked. My toilet paper is balled up into wet wads of bleeeeech.
Did i meet word count? Yes. Should I write when kids are firmly asleep? Yes.
See you tomorrow at either 5AM or 9 PM.