Goal: 3,334 Total, 1,864 Today
Achieved: 3,541 Total, 2,071
At the end of yesterday’s writing I stalled short of my daily goal of 1,667 when my story suddenly and unexpectedly offered me the perfect opportunity to feature a fairy tale. Unfortunately I had no fairy tales in me at the time, nor had I decided, in enough detail, the theme I wanted to take the story on to create one.
So I slept on it, and while sleeping, I came up with nothing. But with renewed energy and vigor I was able to throw something together, which gave me an idea for the actual fairy tale I ended up with. I’ve still got more ideas on how to tweak it in the future, but it’s NaNoWriMo so word count is king and revision comes later.
So by the end of the fairy tale I’d actually almost reached my goal for the day including the deficit from yesterday. At this stage my story has an introduction for the perspective character, a world-building story within the story, and the beginning of a scene to expand the perspective characters home. I have a vague idea I may introduce some of the shakeup in this scene, but that may also come later.
I’m certainly enjoying the experience a lot so far, I really like seeing all the enthusiasm and creativity coming from all the other people partaking in the experience as well. One particularly inspiring friend has already passed 12,000 words, putting her well on the way towards her goal. The story she’s writing will likely be her second novel, you can find out more about here, called Turning pages which should be the first in a series called The Arbiter.
I don’t know if I mentioned the name of my story, it is Morphogenesis, literally meaning “beginning of the shape”. Without giving too much away, I chose a scientific name for my fantasy novel because I’m want to be inspired by a lot of the philosophical and speculative ideas behind Science Fiction in a story with room for internally consistent magic, elves, and the fantastical. For that reason I like to think of my story as a Science Fantasy story.
If any of you are doing NaNoWriMo feel free to add me as a buddy or comment with your experiences, or even leave advice or ask for some,
Hope you enjoy it,