WHY AM I DOING THIS?
Back in 2015 I won NaNoWriMo, but last year I was working a lot so I wasn't able to participate. I signed up again this year but when November came I didn't write. I didn't even think about actively participating in NaNo. I was adamant I'd start working on my novel in the new year - a fresh start.
Apologies for the brief post, but as I'm sure you know, NaNo is crazy and being so far behind (15-20K!!) I'm writing like mad.
I was... encouraged... to do a word sprint, and then another, and then a crawl, and by the end of the day I had added 3k to my manuscript. Today I rewrote my first chapters and had an epiphany so had to rework some things and also planned my chapters - which I'm freaking out about. Do I have enough? AHHH. Although my goal for today was 5k, I wrote 2,625 and I'm happy with that since I didn't plan to do so much editing. Tomorrow, I am aiming for that 5k since I'm now just writing the story out, no going back until it's done. I want to get that NaNoWin.
I am freaking out about word count. I got my first chapter to 3.5k but two and three are both 1.6k. I'm on chapter four at the moment although I do feel it's in a good place to stop, but again, it's still in the 1k mark and with only around 10 chapters planned that's not enough for a decent sized book. Baring in mind that my "chapters" are just my main plot points and there's definitely room for me to split some areas into two as well as a feeling that I want to do some alternative chapters that don't follow the MC but we shall see.
I plan to write what I have planned and see where it takes me. I'll no doubt get ideas for extra chapters as I go and I can always go back in and edit where needed. In fact, as I'm writing I've got an idea for something else so that's at least another 1k added on.
In other news;
I have a review coming out at 10:30am on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16TH for a fabulous new Poetry collection.
I am currently reading BLACKBIRD by N. D. GOMES which is also released on Thursday November 16th, but I unfortunately don't think I will get my review up until next week.
Please bear with me this month whilst I focus on my writing!