Day 2. I took another bundle of time to find the right chapter outline spreadsheet, read more of last year’s book, and get my headspace right. And then I actually started writing more for my characters. As you may recall, yesterday I wrote a new thing. Which was fresh and nice. But it’s also good to get back into the actual story. It’s fun and exciting to write my characters again.
I reread some parts of the end of my last book. And it’s so good. I mean, there’s a lot to do. Characters need to be fixed. Plot needs to be fleshed out. Scenes need to be described better. Etc Etc. You know, just about everything. But parts of it just sing, and are so cool. I had forgotten. Who knows if anyone else will think it’s cool, but I love some of the parts I read. Which is a good sign.
So…day 2, I continue to trek on. Running behind the average that the website wants me to hit, but hey I’m writing so I’m happy. As long as I don’t have a huge 33k deficit on day 27 (oh yes you read that right), I’ll be happy.
Last year I went from 17k on day 27 to 23k to 36k to 50k on the 30th. My hands really hurt after that. But it really showed me that, if I have a good outline and good momentum, I can write a heck of a lot in a short period of time. The stuff that I mentioned above, that I love, was at the end of that insane sprint. So yeah. Other years I gave up at 15k or 20k. But last year… that was something else. So I’m excited this year to finish it off.
Oh also, I now know three other people locally that are doing NaNoWriMo! That’s a record for me, out here. I haven’t had that since I lived in Grantham and did this my first year in 06. Warms me heart, it does.