~Well, Hello all!~
Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the world of writers, you’ll know that November is currently hosting the world’s greatest writing event–National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, because National Novel Writing Month is a bit of a mouthful. In one month, writers from all over the world attempt to write 50,000 words in a month. They are driven by competitiveness, caffeine and not much else.
Though I’ve participated in both Camp NaNos this year, this is my first time participating in the official thing. And I have exciting news for you…
On Wednesday, November 15, I GOT 50K!!!!! It was very exciting and I rewarded myself by buying the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat soundtrack.
So the good news is, I got 50k, the bad news is that I am nowhere near done. Being a Les Mis retelling, I didn’t really think I could wrap my novel up in 50,000 words, but still.
Anyway, I had this marvellous plan to log each day so that you would have an interesting daily NaNo log to read when it came to posting my NaNo halfway mark post, but, I kind of didn’t. The only day I have logged is Day Eight, for whatever reason and it says only this:
So that didn’t go as planned. Anyway, what can I do?
I love seeing everyone else’s snippets and I kinda like sharing my own, so I thought I would grace the internet with
completely unedited snippets taken from my NaNo novel Stars Fill Infinity (if you want to know more about this novel, you can check out THIS POST).
So those are a few random snippets from my story. I’m particularly proud of the speech about being our brother’s keeper. That speech starts a riot.
A Few Quick Stats:
Word Count: 53,010
Wordiest Day: I can’t really answer this, because I didn’t record it and the NaNo website is American and so has different ideas of when a day starts and ends.
Average Words Per Day: According to the NaNo website it’s 3, 313 word per day.
Hours Spent: Over 60 approximately.
Characters Dead Thus Far: None! Not yet anyway. 😀 I’m so proud of myself.
My Favourite Line: I have no idea.
My Favourite Character: Chessy, I think.
My Favourite Random Fact: I have sixteen main characters and each of them has a different MBTI type, which has been quite an experience to write.
Anyway, I’m sorry that this update was so dull! I don’t really know what else to say, to be honest. I’m going to keep pegging away at my story to see if I can finish it before the year is out. I’ll update you again at the end of the month.
How’s NaNo been going for you? Tell me all about your current Wips, I want to hear everything! How do you plan on celebrating reaching 50k?
P.S. This was supposed to be the halfway post, and yet it, er, wasn’t published halfway. Sorry about that, this week has been mad. 😀