Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day One NaNo Update

I know I said that I wasn't going to post every weekday, but I'm so excited by first day NaNo results!

Word Count: 2045

Here's what I have learned:

I can write even when I'm sick and have worked half the day!!

It was easier than I thought it would be! Yes, that's right! I cranked out those words in just a few hours.

I admit that I did a brief outline (but not a complete one so I'll spend Sunday finishing it, I think) so that has helped.

But there were surprises:

I have a ten year old autistic boy named Ben who showed up. Sweet, sweet boy. I love him.

The 16 year old with the jet black hair and violet eyes bites. Be careful.

Ed is late. Very late. There's been no word. He may not have made it. But they have to wait. He has two very important children on board that must make this flight.

Even with an outline, I wasn't expecting what happened today.

It was so much fun!

The freedom was amazing. Just following where the story led me!

How did everyone else do?

Good luck tomorrow! I promise that I will try my best to get some blog hopping in tomorrow!

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  1. 2045 words on Day 1? You're shooting up right from the start, Jennie!

    And violet eyes are so cool.

    I'm doing Nano for the motivation. And so that I finally have a finished novel. I still don't have a 2K word count yet. But I'm getting there :)

  2. Great job, Jennie! Glad to hear you had such a positive first day!

    I spent only about an hour and a half yesterday and cranked out ~1,800 words. As long as I'm over the daily goal, I'm happy! :)

  3. You go girl!!!! over 2K is awesome!!! I love it :)

    You know how well I did ;)

  4. You're off to a great start! It's a good idea to try to build up your wordcount in the early days when everything is still shiny and exciting- it takes some of the pressure off the dreaded middle. I love that you're already being surprised by what you write! It's the best part about being a pantser.
    - Sophia.

  5. You’re off to a great start. Isn’t it fun when you stumble upon wonderful characters you haven’t planned on.

    My day one totals were 3,169 and I too stumbled across characters I didn’t plan on but now can’t see the book without them.

  6. WOW! Congratulations! You're off the a big start!

  7. Awesome! Can I pretend your word count is my word count too? :p

  8. Great start!

    Your characters sound very intriguing. Don't you love when people just pop up?

  9. I love it when your writing surprises you! Sounds like you're having a ton of fun with this one, and so awesome that you wrote so much so quickly! Congrats!!!

  10. Thank you so much for the support! You are the wind beneath my wings...not appropriate for writing? Okay, you're the ink in my pens!