Today was one of the slowest writing days I’ve had this #NaNoWriMo, but that doesn’t mean it was a bad day, and it doesn’t mean it wasn’t a productive one. I worked hard to write those near-seven hundred words. It took time, it took effort, it took care. And I’m proud. Proud that I managed to get her something on paper. Proud that a busy schedule hasn’t held me down. Proud that I’m doing something others might seem crazy, or even impossible. Whatever your word count is on this 17th day, be proud. Appreciate the effort it took to get there. Embrace that number, because you’re turning empty space into a story. You’re building worlds out of ink and words and paper, and that is an amazing thing.
- #NaNoWriMo2017 STATS
Words Written: 45,947
Written Today: 691
Words to 50K: 4,053
: iPhone 6.
So I was at work and I was shelving books like I was supposed to, when I came across this gem. I may or may not have instantly set it aside for myself and bought it the moment I was off for the day...
The magic for my witches in my #nanowrimo novel comes from plants, and a lot of it is potion (read fancy tea) based, so I bought this book as research. It’s all super fascinating to see what plants are used for what remedies, and then of course thinking of how I can take that one step farther by throwing magic into the mix.
Writing a first draft so quickly makes you create a lot of stuff you're probably gonna throw out, but occasionally you put down a scene you're pretty sure will make it through to whatever ends up being the final draft. #amwriting#fantasy#nanowrimo#writersofinstagram
Rough sketch of the main character from my #nanowrimo manuscript. He is a descendant of Red Riding Hood and inheireted her hood. I'm liking how the story has progressed so far and am excited to see where this takes me.