Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 3 #NaNoWriMo Update

I am happy to announce that I wrote 1797 words today making me 3 for 3 so far with NaNoWriMo. As you can see on the left side of your screen that brings me up to 5383 words. I am a bit mystified by my success thus far, granted being home sick with the flu has helped a little. Not actually with writing because I have written very little during the time that I would have been at work, but with getting the dogs to get thier energy out during the day so that I can write at night.

I think I am so motivated to do this for several reasons:

I want to see if I could,
I needed some time away from my adult fantasy project,
I knew I wanted to do a YA project as well and I already had a story in mind,
My wife and I have a bet going to see if I can really do it,
My critique partner is bored and needs more writing from me so that she will have something to keep herself busy,
I find that I am having an easier time writing in first person (NaNoWriMo YA Fantasy) and I am in third person omniscient (Adult YA Fantasy),
I am enjoying telling a more simple story (my adult fantasy is very complex with four main storylines that weave around each other, two of which are not in chronological order)
My YA Fantasy is set in the same world that I created for my adult fantasy project and actually fits into the adult project's storyline.

So if you are doing NaNoWriMo how are you doing with it? Is it easier or harder? Where do you draw your motivation to keep up the relatively torrid pace?


  1. That's really cool that the YA story can fit inside the Adult story your doing. Making projects that work together like that is really cool. I wish I could do something like that but it wouldn't really work in my fantasy. I just find it awesome (so, I'm a little envious.).

    Your doing great with NaNo so far. Keep up the good work!

    I'm doing well with NaNo. I'm trying to work ahead because I lose week 3 because I have to write a bunch of university papers. It's all very hectic for me this month but I'm doing well so far.

  2. Congrats on your progress for NaNo. I'm actually cleaning for NaNo. My house has suffered with all the writing, so this is me giving back so to speak.

  3. Melissa - I totally understand about losing time to school. When I started my adult project I was still at school. Keep up the good work!

    Lotus - I completely understand cleaning for NaNoWriMo. Since I have been home sick the last two day I took the time to clean a little bit too.

  4. Congrats on your progress!!! I've never done NaNo before, but I like to applaud those that do...too much stress for me! ;-)