I apologize in advance. Undoubtedly, the majority of my blog content for November will be NaNoWriMo updates. However, I promise to keep them short and sweet — in other words, as painless as possible — and provide any useful insights as they occur. Anyway, without further ado, here is my Day 1 recap.
Word Count: 4,059
Estimated Writing Time: 3.5 hours
Feeling: Optimistic and just plain right — like I’m meant to be doing this!
Motivation: Keeping my promises to myself and the writing community
Inspiration: Charlie, the alarm clock frog, who didn’t exist until I sat down to write!
Biggest Triumph: Giving an introduction to my world’s layout, theology, and culture
Biggest Setback: While this isn’t exactly a setback, the most challenging part of my writing was to get started. However, once I found that opening scene, everything else flowed naturally.
Helpful Insights: Because my world is very complex, I took my readers on a “walking tour” with my protagonist as she ran her morning errands. By doing this, I was able to give the readers a basic understanding of where they are as well as allow them some quality time in the head of my protagonist.
Anyway, I’m feeling good and ready to take on Day 2. I hope you all are finding NaNoWriMo success so far! Feel free to share your own word counts, experiences, and tips below!