Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaNo - Day 1

If day one is any indication -- we are in for a long and bumpy November.

I broke the fourth wall before I'd even written 1000 words. Okay, well it kind of needed to be said, but ya know, the fourth wall already? What was worse was what I said right before the 4th wall breakage.

Theodore sniffed and said, “I sensed a disturbance in the force.”
Ahahahahah you did NOT just say that. Less than a thousand words and fourth wall breakage already. Lord, this is going to be an interesting Nano.

This is day one there is no excuse.

To make matters worse I was at work and I realized that I left my MC darning socks. My MC is a Sorceress so powerful that her family has been in charge of guarding the portal for thousands of years. I'm thinking that there has got to be something more intriguing out there for her to do - but nope, she's darning her socks.

Once again - Day one. No Excuse.

I'm trying very hard to shake off this lack luster beginning and not delete - it is 1,693 words after all. Since I am at word count for today maybe I will do a little no, no and go fix the mess.

What's the worst that could happen?
I could hurl all over my keyboard rendering it useless - that would be bad.
After re-reading the drivel I could totally give up - that too would be bad.

I could fix it, forgive myself, maybe even gain a few more words.

Decisions, decisions, decisions...


  1. It will look better when you read it tomorrow. And hey, darning her socks shows her as sensible, competent, maybe a little cheap?

  2. Hmmm, if you promise yourself not to delete, I say go and edit what you've just written if you like. Hopefully it won't shrink your word count though :)

  3. This year I am not doing NaNoWriMo, instead I am revising the book I started (got 25,000 words back then) while doing NaNoWriMo two years ago. I read something the other day I have no recollection of writing and it was good. My point is...don't edit yet, Just keep going another week at least. You might surprise yourself. Either way..have fun!

  4. Since I've never NaNo-ed ,and I have also never read the rules, I don't know shit. But I think you you should leave it alone and don't look back.
    There, assvice complete.
    Hey, even witches need to darn crap in real life sometimes. (THAT I do know.)

  5. Thanks everyone. I printed it out with the thought to edit, but knew that if I invited the editor in he'd be here to stay. So I added two words to my story. START OVER and I'll make a fresh start.

    Julie - I did think of you. She can darn her socks later after people realize she's a strong sorceress. ;)

    Is darning socks a lost art. I remember my mom teaching me to darn socks - but I haven't taught my daughter. Wow - I'm obsessed with darning socks!! Wonder what needs darning in my life.

  6. Figured you must be nano-ing! Figured it was time to check in.

    Possibly her magic doesn't extend to buying new socks.