First things first, apologies for the lack of updates. I will explain later the reason but for now, word counts:
Day 9: 5,006 words
Day 10: 5,006 words
Day 11: 5,424 words
Day 12: 7,209 words
Day 13: 8,628 words
Okay, so the reason I have barely updated my word count is because I was struggling to figure out where to take the story next however, after allowing myself to free write a little and thinking about the story, I’ve ended up going down a route that includes raising issues such as homophobia and putting my MMC in a position of having to work out how he is going to keep his job because he is bisexual. The character announced that randomly on Friday evening. Characters sure know how to keep you on your toes right?
Whilst writing, I have wondering if I should perhaps look to JK Rowling’s the Order of the Phoenix book and the Professor Umbridge character. I suspect that could help me as elements of the Umbridge character is already started to slip in any way. If I can work out a way to push that through to help, it might make writing this novel a bit easier.
I think I know how this is going to develop (still based on Wicked) but whether I will hit my 50,000 word goal, I honestly have no idea. But here’s hoping, with some good writing time and a bit of luck that the story will really get going soon, I will be fine.
Day 7: 4,563 words
Day 8: 5,006 words
LOOK! I finally passed the 5k mark! This will be a brief update as the story is moving so slowly despite plot happening.
In basic, what has happened is that my two main characters have found documents that show that something is amiss among the governors of the school or college as it has become and they are slightly in disagreement about whether they are over thinking about the documents and what they mean. My FMC has decided her next stage in education (I’ve had to lower her age to help me think properly) and has just had a brief sparring round with my MMC.
Yes, very little. Ugh, this is definitely not going to be something I go back and edit. My other NaNo’s have a higher chance of that happening.
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Sorry for the lack of updates. Personal and family issues have prevented me from writing as much as I would like and from posting updates here.
So word counts:
Day 5: 3,730 words
Day 6: 4,505 words
Yes, I am behind, badly. Lack of writing, time to write and a bit more planning would definitely have pushed me forward more to be working towards the daily word counts but I am just struggling to do what I need to. At least now the story is beginning to kick in and the intrigue is beginning and that should make me be able to write more. Having a funeral certainly kicked the word count up. An inkling of a romantic sub plot is starting to come into effect so that could give me words.
As you probably can tell, there’s not much going on at the moment in the novel and my word counts probably show it big time. My current target is to hit 5k soon then maybe I need to reassess my full target for the month. Come what may I guess, come what may.