Saturday, November 1, 2014

NaNoWriMo: Day 1

My Saturday was empty... and then I found out we had hair appointments... and then a wedding came out of no where (not mine)... and suddenly my Perfect NaNoWriMo-ing day went out the window! Oh well, I will still manage. The wedding isn't for another hour, so let's see how many works I can wrack up before then!

11:50: I'm beginning to think writing this book out by hand was not the right idea...

12:16: I got three of my daily six pages done and now I need to take a shower! Perchance you will not hear from me again until this afternoon or evening.

3:34: Back from the wedding and it's time to write again! I'm going to try get ahead today because it's always good to get ahead.
Listening to: Pandora radio on a shuffle mix of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Vince Guaraldi, and Antonio Vivaldi.
Last sentence: "I'll tell you about it later tonight, but just let me rest first."

3:48: I just finished my fourth page!
Listening to: Blackbird, sung by Paul McCartney.
Last sentence: "I think we're safe to talk freely down here."

4:07: Onto page six!
Listening to: Another One Bites the Dust-ah! Dun dun dun dun dun dun. By Queen.
Last Sentence: "The leaders with a particular vision and the ability to inspire others."

4:41: Nearly finished with page seven. I've made my word count for today! Huzzah! I will keep writing until 5:00 and then take a break to watch a Doctor Who episode.
Listening to: Another Queen song. Can anybody, find meee... somebody to looove...
Last sentence: "You're welcome. Well, I couldn't let you die!"
Word count: 1,700ish words.

5:25: So much for a Doctor Who break... I'm on a role and am now at nine pages. I really want to finish this chapter. One or two more pages... Maybe I'll just keep writing until I get to the end of the chapter. Hee hee.

5:53: All right, I'm done for the day. Ten and a half pages! Not too shabby. And I wrote one whole chapter. That doesn't often happen in one sitting/day.
Listening to: The end of a Star Trek episode in the background.
Last sentence: Draegond didn't like that look.
Final word count for day 1: About 2,900 words! Huzzah!

For those of you doing NaNoWriMo, how many words have YOU gotten on this first day?

Live long and prosper.


  1. Haha, Abbey, this is hilarious. I have to admit I don't read your blog too often now that your trip stuff is done, but I was bored and kind of attached to the computer - can't seem to pull my self off, so clicked on your latest. Gave me a good laugh. I remember in Stephen King's autobio., On Writing, he mentioned that he always - 354 days a year would write 1000 words every day - no more and no less. It seemed to work for him. (Maybe I got that wrong. It was a long time ago that I read it.) Anyhow, good for you. I have a lot of ideas for poems, but never enough time to write. :(. Blessings!!!

    1. I like Stephen King's strategy! Though I don't know if I'd be able to hold myself to just 1000 words a day. Lately I have been trying to write at least one page of fiction a day. That's about 300 words, which is better than nothing, I suppose. I'm sorry you don't have time to write poetry! You're so good at it.

  2. You're off to a great start!! I hope it continues to go well!

    And in reply to your comment...I LOVE ARTHUR! That is a fun show 8-D

    1. So are you! You are way ahead. It's easy to get ahead when you enjoy your story, though.

      Arthur rocks. =D

  3. It would be great to write a thousand words a day even after November.
    I'm a little behind but I've been writing at least a thousand words a day so far.