NaNoWriMo '12 Progress: Days One & Two


Day: One & Two

Where I should be: 3332

Where I actually am:
3688

Word count for today:
1777 (D1) & 1911 (D2)

Favourite line from today's writing:
Rules schmules. We also have rules where Cupids are taken from their parents at birth, and if they don’t meet their quota they become statues. Sometimes I think the whole Cupid logic is flawed.”

Experiences of the Day: It's been a bit of a weird start for me, especially if you consider at this point in August I'd done 12k already. Firstly, I'm starting 65k into a story, using NaNo as an effort to finish Cupid, not beginning a shiny new project I'm all excited about – that isn't to say I don't love Cupid, I still do. Also, I feel like I'm trying to keep up with a lot more regarding blogging, messaging and doing revisions on the first half of Cupid. I think I need to prioritize more, and have some days just for NaNoing or accept if I try to do everything, I'll only meet my daily target. I still haven't figured out which is best yet.

On the plus side, I had a major break through plot wise today regarding the over-all message of Cupid. During revisions my wonderful critique partner, and word wars partner Kyra Lennon, asked a question about the nature of Callie's Cupid abilities, and I tried to answer that in a scene I wrote today. It lead me to some unexplored, but fascinating areas, and Kyra and I had a deep conversation about love and destiny. I'm very excited by what I discovered, and its implications for the story. So, even though I only did 1911 words today, I feel like it was a huge success, as I have some important elements for end-game etc. sorted in my mind.

How is everyone else fairing?

18 comments:

  1. Awesome job so far Clare! Keep truckin' and I can't wait to hear more about Cupid!

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    1. Thanks Victoria! I can't wait to share more details with you. :D

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  2. I very much enjoyed that deep conversation!!

    It's okay if you are only meeting the daily targets - the point is, you're moving forwards! :D

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    1. It was an awesome conversation! :D

      Yeah, that's what I'm telling myself. I'm moving, and on target to make 50k by the end of the month. That's what counts, right? <3

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  3. You're doing great! Breakthroughs like that make it well worth it. :)

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    1. Thanks! And I think so, what me and Kyra talked about is really the heart of the story.

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  4. Cool stuff!
    And don't you dig it when feedback sends you into a completely new area? One that rocks?

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    1. Thanks!

      And yes, I love that. Which is one of the reasons I love NaNo so much. I find that head space of writing without thinking if it's perfect really allows for creativity to flow.

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  5. I love it when things like that happen. I'm waiting for that to happen, and I wrote 551 today, which is just a little bit less than the target :-)

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    1. How are you getting on now, Annalisa?
      I love lots of discovery days, they're my favourite. :)

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  6. Great job :) I loved today's favourite line, makes me very curious about the background of Cupids!

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to share it with you. :D

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  7. 1911 words sounds pretty great to me!
    It's always exciting when someone can bring you to a whole new realization in your work! That's great!

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    1. Thank you. :)
      It is great, one of the wonderful things about CPs and having someone to bounce around ideas with. :D

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  8. Day one for me was 1800 and day 2 less than 300. It all depends on the flow. Glad your word counts doing well and you still love Cupid. Best of luck and have fun.

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    1. Thank you.

      Yeah, it can be a lot of swings and roundabouts. I suppose as long as you make the 50k at the end of the month, it doesn't matter if you wrote more on one day than another. :D

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  9. It seems like you're coming a long smoothly! And yeah, like Christine said, you're doing great! It sounds intriguing with Cupid! :)

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