“There’s an old folk saying that goes: whenever you delete a sentence from your NaNoWriMo novel, a NaNoWriMo angel loses its wings and plummets, screaming, to the ground. Where it will likely require medical attention” — Chris Baty
I said I was going to post every Monday (not including last Monday…I figured I wouldn’t have much to report on after one day), so here goes!
As far as my word count is, I’ve been going pretty good. I’m not that much ahead of what I should be, which I would probably like to be, but just on target. I am certain that if I keep up writing the way that I have been this week, I will reach my estimated goal of 30,000 words. I realise that my issue might be when I’ve finished what I’m working on, which I know I am going to finish before the end of the month, and before I can fully reach the intended word goal. I’m currently working on my NaNoWriMo 2012 rewrite (working on a NaNo rewrite during CampNaNo? Yep.) but once I have finished that — which I am getting very close to finishing — I plan on working on a first draft of a novel that I started earlier this year. ‘What’s the issue?’ you say? Well, both novels deal with two completely different things. The second draft I am now writing is a YA Mystery/Thriller with a main character that is fragile after the loss of her older sister. It has a darker theme with a slightly more twisted storyline. The first draft I plan on using the rest of my 30,000 words goal on is a YA Science-Fiction/Action with a main character that is much more outspoken. I think my problem is going to be getting back into the groove of that story, and getting back inside of my main character’s head.
But I am still focusing on my rewrite, so I’ll deal with that later.
Current word count for Week One: 7284/7000
Overall word count: 7284/30000
That’s pretty much it. Now I’m off to write 1000 words so I am up-to-date with the eighth of April.