Well, we’re a little over a week into NaNo and here’s my first update already–man how time has flown by! So, my first official update is that I haven’t actually started writing yet. (Gasp!) This past week has been so busy. There wasn’t time at all during the convention because any spare time was spent grabbing a quick meal. They had a NaNo room there being run by our municipal liaison, but I never even got a minute to stop in and say hi. So…yeah. And since the con ended, I’ve been trying to catch up on a couple of reading obligations. I’m really behind on everything and I don’t even know if I’m going to have time to finish my book club book before our meeting on Sunday, hahaha. Whoops!
Anywho. NaNo. So, what I have been able to do this week is brainstorm. I already had an idea in mind for my story, an old idea I had several years ago that I literally got from a dream. But thinking about the original take I did on it, and why it didn’t really work (I over-complicate things), I’m taking a totally different approach on it this time around. I started thinking not about individual plot points, but what I am trying to say with the narrative. Other than ‘x happens and then y and z happen’, what is this actually about? This thinking has given me a bunch of new ideas and I’m pretty happy with where I’m headed, just hoping I can execute them well.
Current plan is to do some more brainstorming tonight in between catching up on the massive piles of laundry I have laying around and then start writing in earnest on Monday, after everything from my tea party book club meeting has died down. Since I only have a goal of 20k, ‘catching up’ shouldn’t be a problem. And I may even change my goal to just finish this one story, which may end up being shorter than that depending on where it takes me. We’ll see what happens!
22 thoughts on “#NaNoWriMo Update – 11/9/2018”
Good luck! I hope you get some good ideas going. I think dreams can make excellent stories. 🧡
Thank you! Yeah, sometimes dreams can be great inspiration. 🙂
At least you aren’t too stressed about it. The first year I participated I got stressed when I missed a day, because I knew I had to write double the next day. Have fun with book club!
Hah, yeah. I used to get super stressed about it but now my philosophy is ‘well, it’s more than I’ve written in fiction than the rest of the year so even if I fail it’s still a win’. 🙂
Sounds like a super hectic week! Good luck with your writing!! 😀 and why did you have to remind me about Laundry?!?! I need to do that tonight too haha 😂😂
I have so much laundry! I was so busy last weekend it’s really piled up. O.o
When I did NaNo, I found the first week is always the hardest because you need to get kick-started, but once you get into the rhythm the rest of November goes easier! Still plenty of time to catch up, good luck! 😀
Yeah, once I get to writing it should all be good. Hopefully. Thanks!!
I not only haven’t started yet, I’m probably taking my project off the site for this year. I have made it most of the way through one story and sketched out a new one, so at least I’m writing, or at least writing more than I did last month, so I’m trying not to feel too bad about it. (I need to try harder, I think…)
I mean, I think I’m at the point where I see NaNo more as a motivator than something I have to follow all the rules of. You do you, ya know? 🙂
Dream stories are the BEST stories!! I keep dream journals beside my bed so I can write whatever I remember of my dreams as soon as I wake up. Good luck with the writing! 😀
I used to do that too! I used to remember my dreams and they would always be so very movie like, lol. I find myself remembering my dreams less and less these days though.
I certainly could write books from my dreams – horror stories that is. Good luck catching up but don’t stress over it.
I mainly remember nightmares, this was actually one of them! Thanks, totally not stressing. 🙂
hehe good luck with the laundry 😉 I’m sure you’ll catch up, no problem!
Haha, thanks! I got mostly caught up on Saturday but still have to fold and put away, and maybe have two loads to wash and dry still. There was so much….lol. 🙂
Good luck! I agree NanoWriMo must be very time consuming!
Good Luck and Happy Writing!