nanowrimo day 2 – on target!

I just finished my first chapter over lunch, and I’m now ahead of the curve for the second day. (Yay!) I don’t think I mentioned my other evil plan for writing this month: my novel has been carved into 15 chapters, so each day either involves opening a chapter or closing one. (My original outline called for 14 chapters, so it wasn’t too much of a stretch.)

I’m still planning to write more tonight, because it’s good to stay ahead of the game while I still have energy and ideas. Future chapters probably won’t fall into neat 3300-page chunks, too, so it’s really just a guideline. Still, it gives me a better goal to get to each day, plotwise. “Am I getting my character into or out of peril today?”

(If you’re wondering, today was “into”.)

Wrimo count, day 2: 3368 words

5 thoughts on “nanowrimo day 2 – on target!

  1. Impressive! I know a few people who are 3000 words behind on their projects now! Are you going to publish here or get it on paper?

  2. Kim: I’m still not sure how that’s going to work. My answer for now is “Wait until December,” because I’d prefer not to think of the novel in terms of other people seeing it.

    I’ll be posting excerpts on the NaNoWriMo site whenever something gets written that I’m particularly proud of, but so far the only candidate has been the opening line. :)

  3. Yay! I’m so proud of you! I’ve got about 5400 words out of days one and two, and I’m sitting down to day three now. As for opening lines:

    So yes, Thanne did make it over the mountain, coming out the other side.
    She died shortly thereafter.
    But we’ll get to that.

    I don’t know how I’m going to get to “that”, however. Ah, well…

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