NaNoWriMo '12 Progress: Day Three

Day: Three

Where I should be: 4998

Where I actually am:

Word count for today:

Favourite line from today's writing:
Heightened by our mutual declarations of love, our usual frantic ‘rip each other’s clothes off and shag our brains out’ rhythm is replaced by a gentler one; full of butterfly light touches, languid caresses and deep kisses.

Experiences of the Day: I had a slow start today, and a mini crisis. I began NaNoWriMo part-way through Cupid, and decided not to write the rest of the story chronologically, but by scene that interests me. That worked well the first two days, as I was writing a Halloween masquerade ball scene I've been looking forwards to for months. But today, when I completed that scene and went to move onto something new, I had no clue what to do – I cannot write out of chronological order. So I made a scene list to give me direction, but could only think up thirteen scenes, which I wasn't sure would give me enough of a word count to make the “winning” 25k. Thankfully though, after a little time out, I boosted my scene list to 20, and that's not accounting for random, unplanned scenes that'll come from the creative flow of writing. With a bit more direction, I got my NaNo mojo back and was able to produce a word count I'm happy with. I wrote some good stuff today, especially another love scene, which has some important implications for my characters.


  1. Awesome job, Clare! keep up the good work!

  2. You found a way to make it work. Good stuff!
    I couldn't write out of order either.

    1. Thanks! I can't either, I've switched back to writing chronologically. :)

  3. Glad you're doing so well. Almost no one goes through Nano without at least one crisis.

    1. Thanks! Well yeah, that's true. I just didn't expect to get off to such a bumpy start! LOL

  4. Glad you got your mojo back! :D


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