Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Update after Day One!

How did it go? How did you do? Do you have an idea? Do you have a story? Do you have a first chapter, or a first paragraph?

I'll begin. I have an idea. Not a complete idea, but a start. An idea that takes off and gives us a setting and two characters and something that's going to happen. Nothing is etched in stone yet, but it's a starting point. I missed the required number of words for today, but I didn't get started until late, so I'll try to make it up in the next couple of days and get back on track. Currently at 1,015 for day one.

Unfortunately, I'm one of those who can't help but edit as he goes. It's a habit and it's my writing style. I've always done it that way. I did it that way last year, but still had my 50,000 words by day 10. That probably won't happen this year unless this idea takes off during my sleep and points me in the right direction.

So what's your story. Leave a comment and tell us what's going on with your Nano entry. We want to know.


  1. I'm just over 5K and hoping to get to 10 tomorrow. I started with 2 characters and an inciting incident and little else. I'm also someone who normally starts writing a novel from somewhere toward the middle and works out from there, but this time I'm attempting write in sequence. And in chapters. Finding both rather challenging, I must say. But we'll see how it all turns out in the end.

    Good luck with yours!

  2. I'm not doing NaNo this year, but I'm cheering on everyone who is.

    Go you!


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