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NaNoWriMo Ahhhh!

Week three of NaNoWriMo is quickly turning into insanity!

My novel is in two parts. I have written through one climax and I am working on some build up to my second one. I feel like I am writing ALL THE TIME! In the five minutes I have between classes, I write a few paragraphs. I create dialogue while I eat meals. I even dream my plot (when I have time for an hour or two of sleep!).

I’m not going to complain about the dreams at all. Don’t get me wrong. They’re fantastic! It’s like getting a movie of my novel made. Except this movie follows my book exactly. There are no book-movie flaws! Sure it’s only a little scene here and there but they’re still super cool!

Oh dear… did I just describe my dreams, in detail, to a public audience? Well…maybe I’m going a little crazy, but hey! That’s half the fun of NaNoWriMo!

If you are on the fence about participating in NaNo, I strongly recommend it. It’s so much fun. Sure, you may be a little sleep deprived, and you may go a little crazy, but it can be the most rewarding month of your life and you can make some really cool friends!

As always, a good luck shout out to all you WriMo’s!

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A Little Behind

I am starting to fall a little bit behind on my NaNoWriMo word count. I want to finish my manuscript by the 26th. There are a few scenes that I want to add and some editing I want to do before I turn in my final word count.

I am going on an eight hour road trip (on the 27th) to Pennsylvania to visit family for Thanksgiving. Since I will be a passenger I would like to work on my novel for the duration. I am also planning to do nothing but write today. I feel the editing I am planning to do is going to greatly affect my word count which is why I would  like to get some of it done before the omniscient November 30th deadline.

Am I setting myself up for ridiculous stress levels with this goal? Probably. Am I going to love every moment of it? Probably 😉

Always wishing luck to my fellow WriMOs!

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Plot Twist!

I’m having a late night to early morning NaNoWriMo writing session. I feel like I come up with some of my best ideas when I’m exhausted and super emotional! (hahaha!)

I was writing a scene in which my main protagonist came to the realization that sometimes stories don’t have happy endings. I decided to take this concept and use it to completely alter the ending of my story. It is a completely different book now and the morals I am working into it are almost opposite of what they were an hour ago.

I was a little nervous about changing something this drastic, but I broke down my ideas and put them in an outline. Once they were in outline form (sort of) I realized that a complete plot twist is totally doable! It’s not nearly as scary as I thought it would be and I’m actually enjoying the challenges it’s presenting.

Yet another lesson I’ve learned in my first year of NaNo! I’m loving my decision to participate more and more every day!

Still wishing my fellow WriMos lots of luck 🙂

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