NaNoWriMo Week 1 2021


We’re only a few days into NaNoWriMo and it’s going both better and worse than expected.  Better in that I’m keeping up with daily par, which I was a little worried about this year.  Worse in that I don’t feel like my story is going anywhere yet.  Maybe I shouldn’t be worried about that, since someone very accurately predicted that I’d actually get to the beginning of my story on day six.  Maybe I have great things to look forward to starting tomorrow.

As usual in November, this is going to be a fairly short post so I can focus on my novel project for the month.  I’m beginning to fall in love with my characters already, which is always a good thing, but I’m not super attached to my plot outline, which is not entirely unexpected, but I was hoping the plotting experiment would stick longer.  Maybe I’ll come back around to it later.  I do have the seven-point plot structure for the team’s emotional journey which fairly closely parallels the outside-the-team conflict which is nice.  We’ll see how it goes when I get past exposition stages.

For everyone out there doing the November challenge this year:

Good luck and word speed to you!

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