NaNoWriMo 2019: Days 4-10

Week 2 was not as interested as last week (aka the first 3 days) but I got a lot of writing done!

Recap:

Days 1-3


~Day 4~

Writing was a bit slower today, but I managed to get in enough.

Snippet:

Because something suddenly felt very, very off.

Written today: 1,710

Total word count: 6,838


~Day 5~

I didn’t get in that much writing today.

Snippet:

Amanda stomach growled again to proclaim to the world that, yes, Amanda was awake, and she was hungry.

Written today: 845

Total word count: 7,683


~Day 6~

I wasn’t having a good morning, so the writing was pretty slow. But I came back in the afternoon to try and catch up with my word count. I felt like I had to fight to make it, but I managed to.

Snippet:

She held her arms wide and smiled, as if she was a gift to the world.

Written today: 2,496

Total word count: 10,179


~Day 7~

I had to write a lot of explaining today, so that dragged a little bit.

Snippet

Sensing that the woman might not tell her everything, Amanda said threateningly, “I can sick my waterspout on you if you don’t tell me everything.”

Written today: 1,004

Total word count: 11,183


~Day 8~

Instead of my usual morning routine, I helped to make pancakes this morning. This meant that I actually had time to do some writing before school! 😃 (which sounds weird, but making breakfast takes less time than my normal morning routine)

The scene came out a lot more boring than I’d expected it to, which also happened to it in the last version of it in the last draft. I thought that it would be more interesting this time, but I guess I didn’t really figure out the middle part of it. 😆 I’m just leaving it for now, though, and we’ll see what I think after I finish the whole book.

Snippet:

Amanda didn’t trust her tired legs, and instead sat on the board, slowly scooting her way across. In no way was it a graceful way to do it, but at least she didn’t fall and break her neck. Or die. Or something else bad.

Written today: 2,866

Total word count: 14,049


~Day 9~

I didn’t exactly feel excited or horrible while writing today; more just… normal. Like I was writing the scene but wasn’t getting any emotion evoked by it. The scene was more like an in-between place in the story, where I was just establishing things that would be needed for later.

Snippet:

That sounded like they were just inviting the creatures over for tea that afternoon, but Amanda decided to not point that out.

Written today: 1,638

Total word count: 15,687


~Day 10~

I finished the scene from yesterday, and then began writing the next one. I got pretty into it, and enjoyed character dialogue. (I also snuck in a book reference, which was fun 😜)

Snippet:

“I need enough time to bake all the cookies before dinner!” Mrs. Dale protested, and they jerked to a stop at a stop sign.

Well. At least she was starting to follow the law.

A minute later – and after almost running over a squirrel – they were home. Amanda got out of the car on shaky legs, wondering why she kept letting her mom drive her places.

Written today: 1,798

Total word count: 17,485


Days 1-3: 5,128 words

Days 4-10: 12,357 words


Whew! That was a lot of writing! I’m 35% of the way there, though! 😃

How is your writing going?

Are you also struggling with feeling a little bored with the scenes you’re working on? (cause personally, there’s some epic scenes I can’t wait to get to 😆)

-Julia

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