Word Count: 1,752
Not massive amount to say except I may have gone down the wrong path whilst hitting a slight wall. I also might have started at the wrong point slightly. I suppose that is down to the fact that I had no idea how to actually start the story. The nature of NaNo I suppose is apart of that.
Not sure how much writing is going to be done tomorrow or tonight for that matter due to life but I am aiming to get something down at least.
Apologies for the disappearing act. I have been trying to complete NaNo in among other life stuff.
To be honest, I cannot be bothered to do all my WC’s but suffice it to say I finally finished on 25,007 words. My word program and Camp’s validator had differing ideas on my word count so ended up writing more just to get it validated. In the end, I had to write in summary because I was never going to catch up whilst writing in full, especially as I was struggling to contend with the fact that I was rushing the ending. I need to stop being such a perfectionist. I know I need to trust my instincts and stick to any plans I make. I know deviating from it on certain points did make the writing of this NaNo tough.
So will I rewrite it? I don’t know. Steal from it for other stories, likely. I think right now I am just focusing on writing and wanting to just write for enjoyment for a while after not being able to write for so long. I do like the idea, the premise and I know there is stuff I can do with it, especially as it takes place in the same world as other NaNo’s I have done.
I think come what May at this time and just figure things out later. (Lame joke, I know!)
Day 23: 20,291 words
Day 24: 20,316 words
The story is finally starting to kick into place (ain’t it my luck?!) with my FMC going from finding the origin point of the disease to managing to bond with the dragons by saving the dragon baby she has hatched whilst chasing off two poachers and making the teen with them promise to never speak of it again if he left quietly.
A later call on a satellite phone she has received reveals that her bonding with the dragons without knowing or having the White Fire shouldn’t really have happened. She is about to find out though.
The way things are going, the notes and writing the bits I want to method might be the best method to at least have some sort of full story down.
Day 22: 17,838 words
Again, not masses written but had the revelation that my FMC’s dog is dying from disease, my FMC has already accepted that and the birth of an orphaned baby dragon after the death of its mum. The dragon is still genderless.
Right now, I am just hoping to at least write and hit my 25,000 word target as I am just happy to be writing again.
Day 21: 17,383 words
Only a quick update. FMC replied to a letter from her love interest where I managed to write thoughts and feeling just for word count.
Just hope I can write some more real story stuff before the month ends.
Day 19: 16,221 words
Day 20: 16,975 words
I am pushing on and at least writing, even if the prose is not going to be exactly awe-inspiring.
Main events: FMC has seen a dragon die after the storm, taken in the dragon’s egg and is trying to get it to hatch and has also received a letter confirming that there is a virus, an illness, within the dragons and potentially her dog has already been exposed.
Not much but I am writing. That’s the main thing for me.
Day 18: 16,028 words
Main thing that happened yesterday: my FMC finally finished her letter to her love interest, with help from the little dragon following her around.
I seem to suddenly get a second wind as things started clicking, starting with having a storm blow in requiring her to go help the dragons before starting an environment assessment. Because of this assessment, she needs to go to the other islands. I won’t reveal too much more but suffice it to say I wrote a load of planning underneath the last bit I did to get things out of my head and written somewhere.
I think the second wind was influenced by something I ended up thinking yesterday: am I trying to do a story over too big of a time period? Considering my thinking about my FMC and the White Fire, maybe it should be shorter. It not only helps my wc (hopefully!), it might make it easier for me to actually write it.
I’m due for a second wind I think. I need it, desperately!