Sunday, November 11, 2012
NaNoWriMo Journal: Week 2
NaNoWriMo is awesome. It may not be the highest quality writing (far from it), but I’m writing a lot, and a lot more than I would normally. I have so far a word-count of 30,140 words. I wrote 10,000 of these in the past 72-hours, and I had my first 5k day yesterday. My novel has a surprisingly active plot, considering the fact that I don’t plan at all. I have a lot of dialogue, which is nice. My characters are getting along well, and there has been a good amount of action, at least according to me. I’m just so happy while writing it, and it seems like everything’s been working out really well. It’s not so much that the story’s great, although I happen to think I have a great premise; it’s more that I’m just really enjoying the process. Writing a novel is a seriously amazing thing.
I have told most of my family members that I’m writing a novel, so as to keep me committed to my word-count, et cetera. My aunt, upon hearing about this (and after a few email-exchanges) sent me a package in the mail. It was a big bag filled with chocolate with different types for different levels of motivation, six-word memoirs, and a nice card as well. She rocks. I did thank her for that, by the way.
In my novel for the past 17,960 words:*
· My MC tells her friend what she is going to attempt (her journey to find the Exiles)
· My MC and her best friend survive on little food
· They (MC and best friend) realize that tunics aren’t made to support hare-brained journeys where you walk for days to try to find your friends who may be dead already
· Kera (MC) gets a heatstroke
· They find the community
· There’s a bit of romance
· MC realized working in the fields is awful
· Someone dies
· People are sad
· People are happy
· They leave the Exiled Community, breaking away in the middle of the night
· People act like scared daredevils
· Soup spills on someone’s shoes
· I have more stupid tree metaphors
· I expand to include stupid sky metaphors and stupid wheat metaphors (See, I’m not just a one-trick horse, everyone! See . . . Or not.)
And more! I’m having an awesome time writing my novel and I hope everyone else is too.
Katia, the writer girl
*What I wrote in the last week.