(These are photos I took when I was working on my NaNoWriMo ten years ago! More little updates on that on my ten.years.ago instagram.)
I had a pretty successful writing day yesterday. I had my best sprint times with @NaNoWordSprints so far this year. My best times were 520 in a 15 minute sprint and 1082 in a 30. I’m basically having a lot of exposition right now that would normally be hinted at and alluded to, but I don’t know it all myself, so I have to let the characters tell me all in one go. It’s fun and fast to write, but probably not super fun to read.
My novel is definitely doing that thing, though, where a story is building and the characters know things I don’t know yet, they catch on to things that I had accidentally laid groundwork for. For boring example: There were really nice beauty products in the bathroom, and the main character was surprised by them, but now it has been revealed the the orphan twins’ mother owned a beauty company. It’s super subtle and boring but also magical when there ends up being a reason for some random scene that just happened because I knew I could get a lot of words describing nice toiletries.
At the end of the day, I got 2,113 words written. I’m still about that much behind, but I’m chipping away at it. I’m hoping for some more 3k days!
The last sentence I wrote was a character telling me something I did not, in fact, know:
She was his older sister, you know.
11403 / 50000 words. 23% done!