Week one of Camp NaNo has come and gone.
I’ve been writing Hunter, book one of The Hunt trilogy. I’m 24,277 words in; nearly halfway there to the finish line.
The novel started off great and then slowly turned into… Well, a first draft. I’m getting down the ideas of the plot, but it’s going to need a lot of editing, as it should.
I’m using the sticky note app on my computer to keep track of editing notes for myself as I write. The editing notes are getting pretty long, but I guess that’s a good thing. It will definitely help me out in the long run.
My only concern is that I’m not sure if there’s going to be enough information for a trilogy. I have ideas and a plot for each book in the trilogy, but I don’t know if they’ll be long enough to stand as their own novel.
I was thinking I might make one novel titled The Hunt and break it into three parts; each being the three “novels” of the “trilogy.” Then again, that’s something to figure out way later once I have it all written. It was just a thought that popped in my head, though.
The main character, Cat, has been developing not as smoothly as I would like. She grew up hating mutants because that was how she was raised to think. She hunts them down for a living. Throughout the novel, she’s supposed to realize that mutants are people to and not all of them are bad.
Well, she’s coming to that realization, but it kind of happened overnight. So that needs to be fixed a bit.
Plus, I need to do math. One of the mutants can go back in time and I need to figure out everyone’s ages and the years and such.
I don’t like math. I like English.
That will certainly be interesting trying to figure out when all is said and done. In the meantime, I’ve been putting all the ages and years in bold to remind myself to check it later.
Nobody has time for math.
If you’re participating in Camp, I hope it’s going well for you! If you’re not, I hope you’re writing is treating you well all the same. If you’re not writing anything… Well, happy Thursday to you!