NaNoWriMo is going great!
The daily goal all NaNoWriMo’ers try to meet is 1667 words per day. So far I’m doing pretty good at reaching that (so why can’t I do this during the other 11 months of the year?). I did mess up on Day 5 (I had a huge migraine) and on Day 7 but I made up for Day 5 on Day 6 and plan to do the same on Day 8. Now, let’s recap Week One of this literary adventure…
Word Counts (novel total after the dash, goals in brackets):
Day One: 3,395 – 3,395 (1,667) – Sunday
Day Two: 2,715 – 6,110 (3,333)
Day Three: 2,310 – 8,420 (5,000)
Day Four: 2,065 – 10,485 (6,667)
Day Five: 715 – 11,200 (8,333)
Day Six: 3,444 – 14,644 (10,000)
Day Seven: 1,190 – 15,834 (11,667) – Saturday
Novel Stats For Week One:
Number of People Killed off Screen: 1 planet + 997 thousand (Mothership 255) + 25 (Planet Tarton)
Number of People Killed on Screen: 8
Violent Acts done to the Main Characters: 1 rape/beating
Violent Acts done by the Main Characters: Blew up a planet by mistake + destroyed numerous Myrith Arrows
Phrase from the Villain: “Oh my. Did your balls just drop, boy? How interesting.” – Corin Macias
Phrase from the Minor Character: “Um, Sir. Did you have a plan? I mean besides relying on my perfect piloting skills and pure dumb luck?” – Benson Wats
At the end of this week you are on which Chapter: Halfway through Chapter 4
I know what you’re thinking. That’s a lot of really bad things happening to your main characters, what’s the deal? I think I answered this on Twitter by posted that “I’m emotionally destroying my characters so I can rebuild them into heroes”, and my friend Michell agrees with me (I think) saying “No pain/mutilation, no gain/retribution”.
Also, I mentioned in my supplemental post I created a very basic outline for my novel. This novel has 15 plot points (two are place holders that just say “something big & bad happens” but I’ll work on those). I am already on point number 5 which reads “Harper infiltrates the Myrith system and arrives on Mothership 255”. I think that my outline (and story overall) will take more than 50,000 words to tell but at least 50K will give me a great head start.
How did your first week of NaNoWriMo go? Did you meet your goals? Have any favorite stats or phrases you wish to post?
Not participating this year? No problem, but you can still leave me a comment anyway 🙂 (I need the encouragement).