Day 1 – NaNoWriMo 2017!
Happy November 1st! Today is the day! I can’t say I wasn’t tempted to start at midnight…but the need for sleep after a busy Halloween took over.
So, I got up super early for myself and began work on Super Dimension!
Okay, so I didn’t really start at the beginning. I tend to jump around in my story as I work on the first draft – and I also did some pre-writing on very early chapters a few weeks ago, though that pre-writing was in first person, present tense for the most part. I think I am changing things up on this book by doing everything in third person, limited POV. It has been a pleasure to write so far, and it also opens up the story for some tricks that I wasn’t able to pursue with my old POV.
Enough about the POV and technicalities. How did the writing go?!
I am actually very surprised. I’m not sure if it was adrenaline or the amount of stewing the story did in my mind this past week, but I hit the ground running as far as word count is concerned.
The start was slow, especially since I began immediately after getting out of bed, and also used Dragon Dictate. But, currently I have managed to type out 6,855 words! I beat my goal of 5,000 for the day, and I might try to hit 10,000 this evening after my night job.
What does this mean, story-wise? It means that I completed two chapters, and also another half-chapter so far. Looking back at my stats for past NaNo years, I have never been able to get this many words on the page on day one. Usually it’s a struggle to begin, so I think that all my outlining and meditating on plot really helped.
I really hope that I can keep up this pace and blast through my draft ahead of schedule. Time will tell.
Did I say that I went through an entire pot of coffee this morning? Woo-hoo!
Until tomorrow, happy typing, peeps!