NaNoWriMo Day 12: I Got A Good Bit Done!

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Hey, it was a good day. I’m still not up to par, but I think 4,000 words in one day is pretty decent. Especially since I didn’t actually start writing until nightfall.

How are you guys doing???

NaNoWriMo Day 9: Listen I Once BS’d A 15 Page Paper The Night Before It Was Due, I’ve Still Got This

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I didn’t really write anything, I finished some dialogue last night after midnight. I had my late day at work (I work at a bank and we alternate Fridays to work until 5:30 instead of 5), and then we went out to dinner, and then I had to nap so I could stay up from 2:40 until like 8am watching figure skating because Japan is very far away and I’m devoted to this sport.

But like the title says, am I comfortable with how far behind I am? No. Did I once start at like 7pm to write a 15 page term paper for my English degree and finish it at 7:30am – research included because I lost all my saved research – and still make an A on it when I presented it at noon that day? YEP!

I work best under pressure. Probably around day 20 I’ll be writing my ass off every free minute of my day and make an 8,000 word a day comeback.

I once wrote 131,000 words in 5 weeks. I can do this. I’m confident about that. I’ve never ‘lost’ NaNoWriMo and I don’t plan on starting this year.

NaNoWriMo Day 7: I Didn’t Write Yesterday And Still Almost Caught Up

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So, I didn’t write yesterday because it was voting day and I was glued to the TV all night, but TODAY I MADE GOOD GROUND! Sure, I didn’t catch up, but I came closer than I expected to get. I’m still well in reach of par!

This weekend, like last weekend, is a Figure Skating weekend. If you don’t know, I’m such a big fan of figure skating that I will absolutely stay up 28 hours because the figure skating is in Japan and it’s at 2am-8am and I have to leave at 8am to get to work at 8:30 but the free skate is at the same times the next night. I work 9-5 so I have totally watched figure skating without sound at work where my boss thinks I’m just staring into space in my cubicle. (Spoiler alert, it isn’t as good without the music, lol)

However, I’ve made up a plan! This time, the short programs are, as I suggested above, Thursday/Friday night in the early AM hours. And the Frees are in the same hours Friday/Saturday night. (I call it ‘Friday night’ even if it’s 5am Saturday morning because I haven’t been asleep yet). What I’m doing this time is getting a goodnight’s sleep and skipping the short, watching those online after work, then taking a nap (if possible) and staying up until God knows when to watch the free skates. *nods*

Japan is easily the hardest hours for figure skating live streams.

HOWEVER, between the two disciplines I’m interested in this weekend, there’s PLENTY Of opportunity to write! I can WRITE between ladies and men’s! It’s a great idea!

I’m totally gonna be caught up by Monday and probably even AHEAD of par!

How are you doing these days? GOOD LUCK!

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

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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!