NaNo 2018 Day 3

Word count: 2044

Projects: Havoc’s Moon, The Morning Star

Goals achieved/notes: So I haven’t had much luck with re-naming my characters but I have had some and some is better than nothing. My main character’s love interest in Havoc’s Moon has gone nameless since January of this year. He likes going by his last name but I’m the author and I need to know his first name because reasons. I took a lot of notes today for Havoc’s Moon, mostly about weaponry. It’s a paranormal action/adventure first and a romance second so I feel it’s very important I get the guns and artillery right.

For The Morning Star I think my main character is going to have some sort of psychotic break. I’m not sure. Even though I’m writing The Morning Star in 3rd person I free-wrote some of Echo’s thoughts in first person in the hopes that I can use them in the audio transcripts that are intermingled with the prose chapters.

Total word count: 5454 (Cleared 5,000 words today:))

NaNo 2018 Day 2

Word count: 1270 so far. I’m very tired but I’m going to try to write more.

Project: Havoc’s Moon. Switching over to The Morning Star

Goals achieved/Notes: Goals from yesterday still not accomplished, but hey, I have the whole weekend for that…sure do…Anyway, the goals for today were to make a list of adjectives that describe shifting from human to wolf/werewolf. I got a pretty good list going this morning and it was so tempting to add it to my nano word count but I refrained because I’m going to write those words in the text later and I don’t want to double dip (even though it’s not technically cheating). I also went through some of my notes-I use the notes app on my phone when I wake up in the middle of the night and have a super cool idea but I’m too tired to get up and do anything about it. I have a lot of one liners and single sentence ideas accumulated. Trying to weed through those will help when inspiration is low, I’m sure.

Total word count: 2970 as of 8:19 pm.

Having a day job sucks the life out of you sometimes but you gotta pay the bills so you can keep writing even when you’re tired as fuck.

How’d y’all do today?

KEEP ON KEEPING ON 🙂

NaNoWriMo (2018): Book Synopsis(es)

Instead of working on 1 project I’m going to work on 3. Because 2 of them are small and near completion and the other NEEDS TO BE WORKED ON. So I’m trying to kill 3 birds with 1 stone this year.

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NaNo 2018 Day 1

Word count: 1,700 🙂

Holy shit I’ve never met my word count on Day 1!

Project: Havoc’s Moon

Today’s goals: Find new names for characters, give said characters a new backstory, develop more of the society. I did NONE OF THESE. What I did do was build more of a relationship between my protagonist and her “pet.”

I got the bulk of my word count today by listening to one of Nanowrimo’s write ins on YouTube. I don’t like watching them live because I never tune in at the beginning. I am physically and mentally incapable of being punctual for a live stream. So I like watching write ins from the archives.

How’d y’all do?

Keep writing!

My National Novel Writing Month Backstory

Shakespeare class 2005, Lynchburg, Virginia. The girl sitting in front of me was furiously scribbling into a green marbled (graph paper) composition notebook. I asked her what she was writing and she said she was writing a novel. I was totally impressed because I had tried writing a novel by hand in high school and I totally failed.

She went on to say that she was going to finish it at the end of the month because she was writing it for National Novel Writing Month. I had never heard of that before. I wanted in. She said it wasn’t too late for me to start.

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