Saturday, 2 November 2013

NaNoWriMo Day 2

Don't worry, I'm not going to blog every single day of NaNo, but day 2 deserves a mention, because, well, it's the day after the mad, wonderful, frustrating and hopefully for most people, productive first day.

Well, that's how it works for me anyway - I bashed out 4K words yesterday, a fair first draft for a battle scene that starts off the book. It's not perfect, I know that, there are bits where I'll have to polish, but that's for December, I'd say it's 80% there and as well as introducing a little drama, I think it gives first introduction to my major character, Drekken, the show, don't tell variety. I do have a lot of back story for Drekken, but there's an important pivot of knowledge later on in the story, so most of it is staying in my head for now, what the reader is supposed to get from the first scene is a look at the working of his mind, the warrior, the leader and the man.

4K may sound like a lot to some folks and a tiny amount to others, but I was happy with it, it meant I could stop in a sensible place for my brain to work on the next scene. It also means I have some word count in the bag for the days when I don't make it to 1600, and there will definitely be those!

Today, I woke up thinking about the plot of the book, well, to be fair, it was mixed in with thoughts about Thor: The Dark World, but I can't help it if Loki slips into my subconscious as well - made for quite an interesting dream actually ;P. BUT I can't tackle it first thing this morning, because I have RL to get on with - it's Saturday, so I have to take my mum shopping (she doesn't drive and she wants to start Christmas Shopping), so that means I will have to wait until after lunch to start my stint for today. It's not all bad, though, I do have some stuff to work out before I start writing the next scene and I get some of my best ideas from behind the steering wheel!

Enjoy day 2, NaNoers! See you on the other side.


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