NaNoWriMo 2017 Diary | Week 1

2017 Project365 #305 | Reghan Skerry

Three days into NaNoWriMo, and I have a title!

I mean, I’ve also got a little more than 5000 words, but I’m really most excited about the title. And the fact that a few of my characters actually have last names now. That’s nice, too.

The thing is, the first 5000 words or so (sometimes a little less, sometimes a lot more) of a new story is always pretty close to impossible. It doesn’t matter how much I’ve prepared or how enthusiastic I am, it always takes a few days to find my way into a story.

But I think I’m getting there. Today’s words flowed more easily than yesterday’s, and tomorrow’s will probably be easier still. (Maybe. Weekends are always terrible for my writing.)

That said: I’ve realized that one of my secondary characters doesn’t really have an arc. He did, when I was originally figuring out the story, but it sort of disappeared when I developed his character more. (Which… isn’t the way it usually happens, but whatever.) And my outline still isn’t quite finished.

But it’s fine. I’m genuinely happy with the way the story’s progressing so far. And I’ve still got plenty of time—and words—to fill in the bits that are missing.

Current Word Count (3 November 2017): 5263

2 responses to “NaNoWriMo 2017 Diary | Week 1”

  1. It always seems getting started is the hardest part. I struggle getting those first words down, but once they get flowing it’s always interesting to see where they take you.
    Keep up the good work, I’m rooting for you!! 🙂

    1. Thanks! 🙂