The Words: 2797 total words for the day, only 4 words more than yesterday. I had planned to stop at 2000 words today, but my daughter and I finally managed to catch the @NaNoWordSprints feed on Twitter in action today. As much as I enjoy writing alongside that feed, my daughter likes it even more. So we joined in for the last 10 minutes of a 20-minute sprint, then did a 15-minute one. Then they announced a #1k30, and I told my daughter I didn’t need that many more words, and that I didn’t want to get too far ahead. She just gave me this ornery look (she’s a little behind, so she certainly needed the words) and said I could write less tomorrow. So we went for it, and thus I wrote almost 800 words more than I meant to.
The Story: A rocky relationship came to an official end, and the Big Mystery of this story really got started today. I am constantly realizing that I’m not writing things quite right, due to trying to write fast, and have to let it go for now. My biggest concern is that relationship I mentioned—I’m pretty sure it was due to end when it did, but I’m not certain it should have been as rocky as it was leading up to that, for the sake of the mystery being mysterious. That’s one thing I’ll have to look at more closely in editing.
Total word count: 15,727
If you want to join me in my journey through the second year of NaNoToons (with a storyline), check out the NaNoToon from November 6, 2011!
And in case you need some extra inspiration, check out the 2nd episode of the NaNoMusical!