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Monday, 3 November 2014

Blogging NaNoWriMo 2014: And I'm On My Way

Well, I got started last night, only a day behind schedule but, because I hadn't planned on starting till today anyway, I didn't push myself into achieving anything substantial. So I start day three with only 600 words and a few concerns. 

I'm hoping that my current problem is that my protagonists haven't yet been thrown together. That'll happen in the next scene after some preamble and I'm hoping that, once they're in the same room, things will kick off and the story will run away from me. It probably doesn't help that I'm coming off the back of writing in first person for two months and the first character I've introduced is in third person. I've got my fingers crossed that'll I'll get going properly once I finish my full novel plan but there is one ground rule:

  • No actual NaNo writing can be done before six pm on weekdays (unless I'm at a write in). PhD still takes priority and I've got plenty of little finicky bits of that to deal with. 

I must stick to that which'll make my evenings more interesting. Not Calamity Jane type interesting but interesting nonetheless. 


Rebecca said...

I wouldn't worry too much about your protagonists not having been thrown together yet. Mine wasn't even born until the middle of chapter two.
I didn't write a prologue so much as a 'requisite preamble', in that the first chapter had to happen to make the rest of the story make sense.
Anyway, I hope you get back on track, and best of luck with your novel and PhD.

CharmedLassie said...

Thanks, Rebecca. I'm feeling a bit more positive now I'm over 5k, feel I've got a flow going so fingers crossed!

Good luck with yours too.