Friday, 2 November 2012

NaNoWriMo post-day #1 report

My NaNo profile.
Day #1 of NaNoWriMo is over and my word count is around about 3,897. This is a sort of average amount for me. In the past I've won NaNo within the first 9 days, or else I've won it on the very last day. I can see ending this one somewhere in the middle, but I won't project too far forward 'cause I don't feel the need to put any sort of extra pressure on myself. Ironically I don't feel the pressure that a lot of other people probably feel with NaNo, perhaps 'cause I know I can do it.

But how am I going with my story so far? Well, I'm enjoying the rewrite. The writing seems to flow pretty effortlessly. There are already moments of mildly excessive waffling, but naturally those will be chipped away at in revisions at a later date. I'm more excited about where my story will end up than where it is at present, but I've enjoyed the introductory parts. I'm just starting to put Daphne's life into its tailspin, but she's only getting her first taste of it so far. Poor lady. I really do feel sorry for my tortured characters.

How are you going with NaNo,
if you're doing it?
And if you aren't,
what are you doing instead? :)


  1. I wrote about 1800 words today and feel really great about it. That's awesome that you're so confident about finishing!

  2. Congrat's on the excellent word count!

    You are a speed writer! Sometimes the words flow for me that way too, I hope this is one of those times!

  3. You're off to a great start. I'm going to do my best with Nano but only have 22 days to work with this year because of travel and holiday company. I'll still give it my best shot.

  4. Well done on your count so far, that's an excellent start. I haven't written anything new for a few months, so I'm loving it, and the healthy element of competition helps!

  5. Wow, you're doing brilliantly! My first day was terrible, I am way behind but I hope to pick it up again today! :D

  6. That's a great start. Well done, Trisha. I'm not doing it, but I must admit to feeling jealous, when I read these posts.

  7. That is really good! You will finish early.

  8. Almost 1,900 words for the first day. That would be an all time first day high.

    Your word count, as always, is impressive.

  9. Speed writer, good luck!

    I'm just over 3000, got to get back to work. I hope the creativity stays through the month!

  10. I know the feeling of being sorry for your characters. :P That is an awesome word count; good luck with the rest of it!


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