The Words: 2591 words total for the day. I wrote a little after midnight last night, as I often do, to get a jump start on the next day’s writing. Because our neighbors are having the roof and siding replaced, we’re consistently being woken up earlier than I normally have to (no job outside the home, daughter is homeschooled, and I’m a night owl), so I wrote for 25 minutes, tapping away on my Neo while my husband slept, then read a little, and went to bed much earlier than normal.
The rest of the words came in sporadic bursts here and there throughout the day today, some on my Neo in my bedroom, some on my PC.
The Story: When I went upstairs to write for a while before bed, I failed to make sure I knew where I’d last left off. I had no clue where I was in the story and didn’t want to go back downstairs to look at the saved file on my computer. So I just started into another character’s storyline. I had specifically planned to stick to one storyline until it was done, or until I got bored, this year, since last year I went back and forth between two storylines just about every day. But alas, the only thing I could do with no idea of where I’d left off was to start at the beginning of a new storyline.
And then I went totally off outline, which I thought was fine at first, but realized that it was also quite out-of-character for this person. And I didn’t want that, so I flagged a chunk for deletion and went back to where I was still with the outline to keep writing.
Total word count: 5168
If you want to join me in my journey through the first year of NaNoToons (with a storyline), check out the NaNoToon from November 2, 2010!