So guys, NaNo has officially begun! Two days in, how are you faring? What are you writing? Did you plot and plan or are you flying by the seat of your pants?
I am 6,048 words into my own WIP at this point (remember I started prior to NaNo). As far as planning, I wrote a synopsis back in March or so that I’m working from, but I have not done a detailed chapter by chapter plot sheet this time. Which is surprisingly freeing.
Something that has been a nice surprise is how much fun I’m having writing this story. (I feel like I’m going to jinx myself by saying this out loud! lol) It’s exciting and makes me happy to sit down to it. At the end of a scene or chapter, the next bit appears in my head as if a gift from my MC telling me where she’s supposed to go next. I mean, I know where she’s going in a general (I do have that synopsis, so I’ve got the bones), but the how she gets there is what’s in the air. Which has given my writing a fresh breath of life.
The hardest part at the moment is making the time to write. But I knew that’d be an issue from the start, which is why I’m *not* trying to hit 50k this month.
My goal by next Thursday night is to be at 10,000 words. We’ll see how I do with that. It’s a pretty ambitious goal with my current schedule. Will you guys hold me to it?
What are your goals for the next week? Has anything positive surprised you in the first couple days?