The Words: 2896 written today, on my Neo, at my first write-in for the year!
Yesterday, I realized that I was halfway through my outline, but not halfway through the 50,000 words, and not even close to halfway through the month. I prefer to write most of the month, even if I hit 50k early, but that’s harder to do if you run out of story.
I have already started to think of ideas for a 2nd story to start on if I do run out of story, but I’ve decided it will also help if I slow down a bit. I still want to write at least 1667 words every day, because that’s the core of NaNoWriMo, but I won’t be pushing to write any more than that.
The Story: On the ship on the way to the front lines, the king tells Lorrin about the enemy, who is a recent threat to their country. This is mostly shown in flashbacks.
The man leading the enemy army was once the king’s best friend. When they were in their early twenties, Antios itched to explore the world. They’re taught as children that most of the countries out there are off limits to them, for one reason or another. They have some allies, but there is a lot of fear and hatred out there. The king, at this time still a prince, tries to tell Antios that traveling so far is a bad idea, but he sets off on his adventure anyway.
Total word count: 24,233
Don’t forget to check out today’s NaNoToons if you haven’t already: 2018 – November 6th