November 1st. It began.
I was really nervous to start NaNoWriMo. 2,000 words a day? But not just 2k a day. 2k a day for THIRTY WHOLE DAYS??
However, I’ve been writing for several years, and written several novels. No, I’ve never written a novel in a month, but I felt confident that I could win NaNoWriMo this year, writing 50k in the month of November.
So I signed up. I plotted. I planned. The last couple weeks of October was the time I had to come up with a story, a good deal of world building, and characters. However, I decided not to start plotting from scratch. Instead, I took the main plot from a novel I wrote several years ago, changed it and all the characters so it was brand new with only the base of the original story left in it, and expanded from that.
So! End of October. I had my full story plotted by chapter, a world of interesting kingdoms and empires and villages, and a full bio for each main character in the story.
November 1st, I got out of bed thinking only of hitting my 2k goal. I didn’t want to fall behind on the first day. So I wrote. I wrote and wrote and wrote. Being the first day, I was excited for the story, and I managed to write 5k words in the first day!!
Yes, 5k words in one day! Definitely my record. I think as soon as I turned off my computer that night, with 5k words down and only 45k left to go, I was pretty confident I was going to beat this NaNoWriMo challenge with ease.
After the first day, I’ve been writing less than 5k each day, but keeping a good pace. Writing a little over 2k words a day, I’ve been keeping myself well above the minimum word count for each day so as not to fall behind.
As of the time I’m writing this, I’ve hit over 10k words in my NaNo novel, and am still going strong.
Now, a question for you guys: Would you like to see weekly updates throughout November on how I’m doing with my NaNo novel? I would also love to share with you more info about my NaNo novel, maybe share my mock cover and some snippets with you or something?
Let me know in the comments!