NaNoWriMo Day One

I haven’t posted anything on my website in about six months, and I am going to try massively overcompensating for that this November. I, like many other writers, will be writing 50,000 words for a novel this month, and I’m going to try updating everyone on my progress in a short blog post each day. So, let’s talk about how I went on NaNoWriMo day one.

What Is NaNoWriMo and Why Am I Doing It?

In the last year and a half, I’ve found that I can write 50,000 words regardless of which month it is, so this isn’t a huge deal to me, personally. But yesterday I sent out my first round of query letters for A Fate Entwined, and I wanted to jump straight into my next project. What better way to do that than joining in with everyone else doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again?

For those unfamiliar, to ‘win’ NaNoWriMo you have to write fifty thousand words in November, which averages out to about 1666 words each day. You don’t actually win anything except a sense of accomplishment and bragging rights.

How Was NaNoWriMo Day One?

So, how did the first day of NaNoWriMo 2020 go? Well I wrote 2500 words, so that’s a win.

Less of a win was the fact that I wanted to get up at 5am and write, but didn’t end up writing until 3pm. Instead I spent a few hours putting together a cork board celebrating my journey as a writer so far.

Despite my woeful cutting skills, I am pretty proud of this cork board, which now sits above my desk.

What Am I Writing?

I would tell you what the book I’m writing is about, but I think I will probably save that for another post. Hopefully I will write thirty of them this month, so I have to spread my content out. Maybe I’ll just give you five words/phrases to do with the project and you can fill in the gaps.

If you feel extra creative, have a guess of the plot based only on them. Okay, the five words/phrases to do with this project are:

  1. Art
  2. Revolution
  3. Time travel
  4. Circus
  5. Magic

If you are able to accurately predict the plot of this novel based on those words, I will stop aspiring to be a novelist, because I should be able to write something less predictable than that.

See you all tomorrow.

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