Monday, November 1, 2010

NaNoWriMo Day One

5,156 words my first day!  Technically I wrote 2062 of those yesterday, by which I mean before I went to sleep, or else I would have had a record breaking writing day today.  But, y'know, I wrote all of them on Nov. 1st, so I don't know what to believe anymore.  But woohoo, either way I'm at least two days ahead of schedule.  Also, sleep deprived.  My story is going well on track, I just finished the first chapter, which ends significantly sooner than I had planned for plot-wise, but we'll get to it quickly.  They've just anchored just offshore of the island, and we'll see what happens next as they go to set up camp one.

I'm excited, but I know that I'll have a lot of work to do once I'm done writing the book.  This is a very futuristic/ science fiction endeavor, my first one in novel form, and I didn't have the foresight to actually research any of the technology I'm making up.  Er, you know what I mean.  I'm sure a lot of the things that I'm 'creating' have research done on them right here on good old Earth, and I'd really like to know a lot of the science behind them.  I'm also trying very hard not to let the fact that I'm basing almost all of my setting on my recent cruise to Alaska earlier this year overpower the story.  I took a lot of very good notes while I was there, and the plot for this novel came from the question of what on earth I was going to do with them.  Still excited, still very happy about writing again.  I took a few days 'off' last week, because I finished my second novel early and didn't want to start a new project with NaNo looming so closely on the horizon, but I think I've made up for it.

Along with my 5k words for my NaNovel, I also wrote an additional 2k for another science fiction short piece that I've been working on.  I don't know if I've said much about it here, the story that details the first act of aggression between the Gansu Province Colony and the New Beijing Colony on opposite sides of the same moon?  I know a lot more about China, now, and I know I'm barely scratching the surface.  I don't even know if what I'm writing is incredibly offensive.  I hope not, now that I've mentioned it.  That's looking like it's going to be longer than I expected, maybe six thousand when all is said and done?  Probably more, dialogue is my crutch and I have more than one pretty good speeches planned.  I also have no idea when I'm going to find the time to work on it this month.  I have a couple of tests Thursday, I still have my first novel that needs to be edited now that the first read through is over with, and everything else needs to just hold on a second while I figure out what day it is.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weeks, and everyone out there doing NaNoWriMo (my page!), good luck and keep going!  Turn off that inner editor and just plow right through the damn thing.  No matter how bad you think it is, once you go back and reread it you'll find some gems.  Good night, see you tomorrow! 

1 comment:

  1. "Never sacrifice your health for any other advantage."

    Uhhh, somebody famous, but of course I forget who. Oldtimers disease. Get enough sleep, food, rest, etc., to stay healthy. Unless you want, "She wrote 50,000 words in one day," chisled on your tombstone.