Friday, November 2, 2012

NaNoWriMo Day 2...and Stuff

Well, here we are.  We're winding down the second day of NaNoWriMo 2012, and at this moment I have 4,057 words logged so far.  Woohoo!  I'm pretty proud of myself and am getting into the swing of this novel.  It took a bit for me to work up the momentum for it partly because A) I've been in a pretty nasty writing slump for a couple of months so am vastly out of practice, and B) my main character had to deal with some feelings post-apocalyptic-event before she could move on. 

(Of course, if I ever go back and revise this sucker, many of those feelings will probably get cut out, but for now she had to deal with them.)

Anywho, having gotten past my quota for the day, I'm now sitting here watching Doctor Who Confidential from series one, and working on a crocheting project for Christmas.  And freezing, because apparently my room must always be absurdly cold (I'm gonna have to break out the fingerless gloves and/or arm warmers and/or Hogwarts snuggie here soon, me thinks).

It feels good to be working on a first draft I'm actually really excited about again.  Some of my other half-finished drafts I might return to later, but for now I feel like this is what I need to write for my sanity.  I've actually found myself thinking about it a lot and it feels really good to be working on a draft that consumes my thoughts again.

In other news, I have this tendency to pick a "theme song" or a few for each of my novels.  For the part of my NaNo I'm in now, this is the theme song for my main character, Alissa (for reference, she's just lost her home, her family, and has no idea if anyone she knows at all is still alive).


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