Friday, November 2, 2012

NaNoWriMo Day 1 - Recap

Image courtesy NaNoWriMo.org
I definitely will not be blogging every day of this month in regard to NaNoWriMo but I wanted to take a little bit of time while the boys are snoozing to reflect on the first day of National Novel Writing Month!

I started writing a scene from a running list of ideas I have on a text file in my hard drive. Sometime this year, I started having really vivid dreams and would sometimes wake up remember quite a bit. I started writing some of them down; the initial scene I wrote today was from that list. When a writer tells you that a book often writes itself, they are not kidding. This scene took a few paragraphs for me to get a sense for where it was going but after the dialogue started it took a really intense turn and I was so nervous for my character! When I finished that scene, I was fine with how it ended because it is how I imagined it should. It is going to be a nice segue to the next chapter, which we'll see how it decides to write itself!

By the end of the afternoon, I had down 2,586 words - to achieve a goal of 50,000 words over the course of 30 days, I need to write 1,700 words a day. So for a first day, a first book, and first challenge I've taken seriously, I think that's a pretty decent start. Now let's just see if I can keep it up!

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