NaNoWriMo Day 3: Wrote A Good Bit, Still Behind Schedule


For the most part today I asked people for help deciding, “Should I do this, or this?” and then writing what I could during word sprints ran by the NaNoWriMo Word Sprints twitter. It’s very effective for me.

I still haven’t decide who the main protagonist is. So far, I have told the story from the POV of:

  • The mailman, who is def not the main protagonist
  • The security guard, who is possible
  • The main detective, also possible
  • A housewife on the block, could be
  • One of the teens from the neighborhood who isn’t the killer, maybe

I’ve also introduced:

  • The retired neighborhood busy body, an alright possibility for the main progtagonist
  • Four more teenagers, one of which IS the killer

The story will be told from more than just the 5 POVs I’ve said, but only a few more. Basically, I need people from about 4 or 5 households who we see from their POV as they interact with their own household and other neighbors, because the neighbors all start speculating about each other and secrets that were never meant to see the light of day come out as possible motives, and there’s just a lot of drama coming as more people die and the community gets more and more scared.

I’ve never written from this many POVs but I’ve read plenty of books written this way, so I think it’s going to be great. However, I DO need one main protagonist. I kind of like the detective, honestly, but I worry that might get a little to Silence of the Lambs, one main character but several people’s POV, especially since the detective is a woman.

Any thoughts?

Anyways, hope you guys had a nice, productive day!



Author: J. Chelsea Williford

Movie addict, reader, writer, pop culture lover.

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