And so it begins

Waxing Moon
Neptune Retrograde
All Souls’ Day

Thus we see the official first day of Nano come to an end.  I managed to stay up until midnight and wrote 650 stunningly awful words before I fell asleep at my laptop.  I also sent off my first nanomail to my nano-ites.  I think it went extraordinarily well actually, and I hope to be as good as mentor to them as the one I had last year.

I had a fairly good day for writing, except for losing power for half of it.  It rained horrendously all day.  Imagine buckets of water pouring from the sky and that’s about what my house looked like today.  We always lose power in weather like that as I live in a very old building.  I managed to bust out a total of 2,185 words for the day which is not as good as I hoped, but not nearly as bad as I feared.

My plot seems to be starting out nicely, although I was surprised at what came out in my writing first.  I never imagined the beginning of the story being this way, but I think I like it.  It introduces my main character, Gisele Porter, and gives us enough of her circumstances and background to intrigue, without giving anything away.  We also briefly meet the character that will turn everything around for Gisele.  I won’t say anything more right now, I don’t want to give too much of my plot away, but I was surprised by how well this first chapter turned out.  I just hope I can maintain this pace once I get back to work on Monday.  I remember last year being very frustrated that I could write like crazy all weekend then was struggling for words during the week because I was so tired.

Anyway, I had better run along to bed or I’ll be too tired to do anything tomorrow.  ~Stef

2 thoughts on “And so it begins

  1. Hi Stefani,

    I wonder, I am new to writing and to Na no wri mo, so can you please tell me, is there a minimum number of words i have to write every day? I thought it was 1,500 each day bu then tonight i did the math and well, that number x 30 is 45,000 and not 50,000!! I have a pain in my gut!! I feverishly searched the nano site but i cant find any information about a minimum word count, so where did i get 1,500, and what is the mimimum word count?

    Thanks alot!!

    Would you kindly send me an email and let me know? konchokrangdrol@gmail.com

    Keep writing. If “I” can do it so can you! 🙂 I am serious. Ive always wanted to write several stories, but i never wrote anything except a couple short stories many years ago, and some poetry, but now i have two days worth of writing, so that is great! Thanks for your help and good writing! Rangdrol, Montreal

  2. Thanks Rangdrol! I definately appreciate the vote of confidence and will continue writing. Good luck with your own writing, I am sure you can do very well. I will send you an email with the information you asked for. Just for anyone else that may be wondering for Nano, its 1667 words per day minimum to make the 50,000.

    Take care and good luck on Nano!
    Stef

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