You may be wondering why there is no post for Days 3 or 4. Well, that was a weekend off for me since I had a social event which meant being away from my laptop all weekend. So sadly, no writing for two days.
Today, however, I had the day off work, so I jumped back on the NaNoWriMo horse to resume my writing marathon.
And I’ve got to say; I’m pretty happy today with my work today!
2,039 WORDS WRITTEN!!!
Total Word Count: 4,637
After just managing to write over 1,000 during the first two days, it felt great to break into the 2,000 mark today. I’m working hard to make up for the previous weekend, and today was a great example of making best use of the time that I had.
I loved how today went because I finally got to write the scene in which my two main characters have their first conversation together. This is what the previous 20,000 words had been building up to, and now I get to watch their relationship grow whilst developing their character arcs further.
The first of my main characters is a schoolgirl who I’ve called Claire Price. She wakes up to discover that she is telepathic, and believes that the best way to solve problems is by understanding people better. She is a kindhearted girl who aims to help those weaker than herself, dealing with scrutiny from her parents, and sometimes her own friends, to go out of her way to help others.
She meets Andrew Milton, a bullied boy with telekinetic powers that she can sense when in use. With a torrid home and school life where he spends most of his time alone, his worldview is becoming bleak and Darwinian, endangering him to follow the same path as the bullies in school, albeit with better intentions than his bullies. To prevent him from using his powers for more dangerous means, Claire befriends him and attempts to steer his life in a more hopeful direction.
I have to admit that I don’t fully know how these characters will end up in the future, but there are a lot of ideas brewing in my mind. The important thing is for me to get to know these characters as I’m writing them, stay true to the original concept and then address any problems later. The fact that I wrote over 2,000 words today is a real mental breakthrough for me and is encouraging me to find greater ways of managing my time better for the future.
How are all of you getting on? What are your word counts like after five days of NaNoWriMo? Let me know in the comments section below!
Have a nice evening and I’ll update my blog soon! Bye!