Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaNoWriMo Day 1

Okay, I've signed up for NaNoWriMo (for more info, see the previous post). And why? you might ask.

 I need to push myself, that is why. I'm not anticipating writing a best seller here, but it is better than what I've been doing lately when it comes to writing. I'll need to sacrifice some of the things I'm doing now but with most things in life, when you sacrifice something you can get dividends elsewhere.

 I've found a quiet place where I can get away from everything and really work. And I slammed out over 1,000 words when I ran out of water and my nose started running. But by the time I got in to take care of both those things real life caught up and I wasn't able to get back out.

 Lesson learned: Bring more water and Kleenexes next time I venture out so I can work longer undisturbed. So, 3% of the month is gone and I'm 2% towards my goal. At least it is 2% closer than nothing at all (wait, doing the math on that, and it really doesn't work that way... but I digress).

The thing I'm concentrating on with this story is conflict. It started off small (a wife arguing with her husband and her feelings of being neglected) and I was getting it escalated when I got pulled away and didn't return. Hopefully I can finish it tomorrow.

 So, with each story, I hope to focus on a specific aspect of writing. Today conflict. Next, I don't know. Dialogue? Humor? Wonder? I'll keep this updated as I make progress.

I hope everybody else is rocking their NaNoWriMo.

1 comment:

  1. I am rocking it too, James! It was a thrilling first day! Best of luck to you - and good tip with the Kleenex!