Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day 1

Ok it's 11:50pm, so day one of Nano is pretty much finished. I'd wanted to get about 10k written this first weekend, as I know I'm going to fall behind during the week and wanted to get off to a good start. I didn't hit 5k today, but at least I'm ahead a little bit.

I did get some notes down regarding plot and whatnot, which aren't part of the word count since they're not part of the novel. But it helped to get the general plot organized in my head, and I added in a few more major events that need to happen.

I have a list of details that need to be figured out in the next few days, dealing with some of the characters. And I'm working on names for everyone. Which is always the hardest thing for me to do. I've got two of the main characters though, and I've narrowed it down to three choices for another character. Hopefully I can figure out a few of the others, or if not they'll just end up being numbered for now, like I did last year. I'm supposed to write 1,667 words a day, I can't spend two weeks messing around with names.

Enough of a first update. I probably won't even write this much every day, but I will at least post the word count I'm supposed to be at, as well as my actual word count. See you tomorrow!

Needed word count: 1,667
Current word count: 3,124
Words left to 50k: 46,876


Christian said...

I have trouble naming things too. I hate it >.<.

Good job on almost doubling your word count for the day :D

Keep goin!


Jadey said...

Names are awful>_<

But go you on the word count thats really excellent :) <3

Niall said...

Exceeding the daily word count = awesome. Getting ahead this early on helps the times when you might slip behind a little :)

Denise said...

I really wanted 5k, but at least I'm ahead for now. You're right Niall, I like being ahead early because there WILL be days I won't be able to write or won't hit the 1,667. It's really hard to catch up once you're behind, and very discouraging.