The Words: 3347 words total for the day, and I passed the halfway point!
This is clearly going to be looked back on as the year I did NaNo with my 10-year-old daughter, because all of these words were done in sprints between 10 and 20 minutes, alongside my daughter. It certainly keeps me from slacking off!
The Story: There was some romance today, which slowed me down (it always does), and then the character I’ve been writing the most about got a chance to confront her dad. Things got pretty heated right at the end of my writing today.
I also decided today that I am going to need to seriously pare down this storyline if the 4-part story is going to work. But I think one way I can do that is by telling the story from a different POV. Because of how this storyline came about, I’m more connected to the main woman whose perspective I’ve been mostly telling the story from, but really, the main guy is supposed to be the MC of this storyline. And his POV, I think, will cut down on explanation anyway (hard to explain, but I think it will work that way). So as much as I’m itching to start over and see how it goes, I’ve already spent more words on this storyline than I thought, and just want to get through it. Another big task for the next draft!
Total word count: 26,997
If you want to join me in my journey through the first year of NaNoToons (with a storyline), check out the NaNoToon from November 10, 2010!