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NaNoWriMo Day 10, I mean Day 2

NaNoWriMo Day 10, I mean Day 2

Pictured: White fat woman with pink hair wearing a dark blue 2019 NaNoWriMo shirt

Let’s do this! – Day – Taken on November 2, or Day 1

Ok. So I didn’t write all week, but I wrote today. And it was good.

For NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) the goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days/1 month – and the month chosen is November, because it has 30 days, I suspect.. I wrote on Day 2 – which I forgot to post about, 952 words then. Today on Day 10, my total word count is 3,446 – meaning I wrote 2,494 words today. Which is AMAZING. The NaNoWriMo website is helpful in telling me that at this rate, I will be finished in March. Thanks helpful word-count-bot!

Hey, did you notice my spiffy NaNoWriMo shirt in the picture above? Awesome isn’t it. I bought it as an incentive to complete the challenge this year. And, if I keep writing this many words per day I can definitely finish by November 30th. I mean, I bought the shirt, I HAVE to keep going.

Pictured: screen shot of a NaNoWriMoWord Count. There are 2 days with new totals, November 2 and November 10. Current Count is 3,446

Good work today, but a long way to go!

The difference with my writing today is that I just started to do stream of consciousness stuff until I figured out what I wanted to talk about. I had this idea of using an unreliable omniscient narrator, one that would take a conversational tone with the readers. You know, dear reader, and whatnot. Not sure where this is going, but it is helpful – I feel like I am fishing for the story. Start writing, and I find out what the narrative is. I mean, I’m a pantser, for sure (will explain below). I just have to remember to keep the eye on the prize. The goal is not good, it is finished. Write a draft. That’s it. Get ‘er done.

Ok. I am a pantser. That means I don’t use an outline and I write “by the seat of my pants”. In the writing binary, there are also plotters. They plot their entire novel. Now, like many things, it seem like there is a pantser/plotter spectrum. Some plotters pants it and some pantsers plot. I tried being a plotter this year, or at least a hybrid. But Pantsing is winning again. I’m good with it.

Screenshot snippet:
Screenshot with words: "Who is Marilee, I think she is a case of missed opportunities and unrealized potential"