NaNoWriMo – Day 1

NaNoWriMo started out really well for me. November 1st was a very productive day plus I was able to attend the regional kick-off party to chat with other NaNos and collect my ‘Team Monkey’ NaNoWriMo 2010 sticker. Dame Wilbur, I picked up a ‘Team Monkey’ sticker for you too!

Now for the “official” update in a format that I shamelessly stole borrowed from arwensouth…

Project: ‘Silver in Darkness’

New words today – Nov. 1: 1941
Total words: 1941/50,000
Deadline: November 30, 2010
Reason for stopping: Ran out of stream
Stimulants: Diet Pepsi, Diet Mt. Dew, Candy Corn and a 24oz Sugar-Free White Chocolate Vanilla Coffee from Ziggi’s
Today’s words Word/Open Office doesn’t know: N/A
Words I’m surprised Word/Open Office does know: N/A
Typo du jour: Why do I have such a hard time remembering how to spell ‘occasionally’?
Darling du jour: I have three segments I really like but I think I will only share two of them –

But do not forget, my child, that your fate

May very well rest in the hands of freaks

Who are even more deadly and powerful

Than those with silver eyes lurking in the night


Then there is Li, no decoration

No better than a tiny child needing a spanking

Maybe a really long time-out will do him good

Perhaps in a tiny dank and dark prison cell

Ah, such sweet thoughts that bring an ounce of sanity to me

Body count: zero  in the immediate events but 3 billion plus 1,232 or so deaths implied in the ‘before’
Proud of
: Getting the “introductions” done
Struggled with: Working dialogue properly into a verse/poem format
Learned: One of my characters is a complete dick even though he wasn’t suppose to be
The Internets Provide: Lots of momentary distractions
Other distractions: The word count function and random editing
Book in Progress: Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs (completed)

November 2nd’s biggest challenge will be craving out time to write among a million other things going on. Hopefully, words will be as free flowing so I can accomplish the required word count in an hour and a half which happened on the 1st. Last year, I only wrote 915 words on Day 1 (and for the whole NaNoWriMo challenge) so I already feel very accomplished when it comes to conquering NaNoWriMo. Good Luck to my fellow NaNoWriMos with Day 2 and beyond!

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