Words, Words, Words

Tuesday Writings…





The picture today explains the way I feel about my NaNo novel this year. Of course, I tend to love everything that I write, but this year I feel as though I’m really going to win NaNo. I have never once won the November NaNo and I really believe this is going to be the year.

I love this novel so far mostly because I’m falling in love with my characters. None of them have the personality that I originally planned on them having, but they’re lovable, anyway.

My two main characters, Detective George Florence and Lilah Williams are still only acquaintances right now, but I can see them getting closer and closer to each other as each word gets written. And no, before anyone takes that the wrong way, George and Lilah are not going to end up together into a romantic relationship. They’re going to be friends and work partners and that’s it. It’s more like a big brother–little sister relationship. And Lilah is one really annoying little sister.

This morning I got about two hours of writing in and wrote 3,342 words on my novel. I’m still ahead of the game and I’m going to try my absolute best to keep it that way.

Yesterday I said I was going to start writing five pages a day, well I actually wrote about ten pages this morning. So I’m excited about that.

This novel is going really well: the characters are awesome, the plot is moving right along, and instead of writer’s block I keep coming up with more ideas for the novel (and the whole series). I really hope this blog post doesn’t jinx me, either!

I hope everyone else doing NaNo is doing just as well and is in love with their novels, too! Because the whole point of NaNo is to do something you love. And it’s kind of hard to do that when you’re not cooing over your characters and excited about new plot twists and turns!

If you want to read the summary to my NaNo novel, click here: Detective Florence (Book One)
If you want to add me as a Writing Buddy on NaNoWriMo, click here: Fiery_Sapphire
If you want to add my sister Kris as a Writing Buddy on NaNoWriMo, click here: Winged_Spirit

Today’s Word Count: 3,342
Total Word Count: 17,370

17 thoughts on “Words, Words, Words

  1. Keep your chins up, ladies. You CAN win NaNo this year–and you will! A good website to go to when the week 2 blues start up is WriteorDie.com – it forces you to keep writing… or it will delete your work!
    I wrote my novel two years ago on it and I’m already using it this year.
    I think I’ll do a blog post about it, too.

    • Write or Die is a fantastic website. However, I don’t use it as often. I usually prop my phone up against the screen where I can’t see my word count and set the timer on my phone. It’s amazing how much you can get done in a certain amount of time when your eyes aren’t constantly glancing down to the word count. It makes it seem like it goes by much faster.

      Good luck! 🙂

  2. Yes! I love my characters, too! And sometimes I actually write sentences that are coherent and fun to reread! NaNo this year is actually not going as well as it usually does, but I know I can catch up on word count. The important thing is that I love my work so far. Add me as a buddy! My ID is fantasyfanatic! Your idea is really interesting!!! Be sure to put up excerpts so we can all read it!

    • I added you (and PMed you back on there).

      It’s still early in November, I think you have plenty of time to catch up. I know the end will be here before we know it, but we just have to take it one day at a time. It’s also tough because November is near the holidays.

      But we can all do it! 🙂

  3. You’re at 17k already? Darn, I’m jealous. Glad to hear things are flowing for you too though. Now, if only I can keep finishing writing my daily words at a civilized hour…

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