Monday, 7 November 2016

NaNoWriMo: Day 7

I'm just within grasp of 30,000 words right now, but I've decided to stop now because it's been a long day and I want an early night.

My graph is looking pretty good though:

I'm actually at 29,117 words so just a little too far away to get to 30k in the next half hour. I'd hoped to get there by Saturday but I was in pain and uncomfortable at the weekend so I allowed myself to slow down. Luckily I have a good buffer to tide me over.

I'm pleased to think that in a week I've managed to write over half of my story and it's been trotting along at quite a pace. So far my main character, Selah, has met the mysterious John Mitchell and learned about the existence of 'Pig Kids'. She's also learned that she's dying and had to break the news to her parents.

Next up she's going to recruit her mother (currently nameless) to try and find where the mysterious John Mitchell lives. She's also going to go through some old boxes of files belonging to her grandfather; turns out he was involved in the creation of the Jennies which were used in the first litters of 'Pig Kids'.

That was a useful revelation because at the time I didn't know why Selah was so convinced there was a connection between herself and John Mitchell. Then he got on her bus and took a seat next to her, and now it turns out her grandfather helped with his conception. I love it when you get little breakthroughs like that.

Are you NaNoing? How's it going? Run into any sticky bits yet?


  1. Looks like you're halfway done and we're nowhere near the halfway point of the month. Good job.

    1. Thank you. I'm pleased with what I have so far, though I'm slowing down a bit now!

  2. The name John Mitchell leapt out at me (in a good way). It's not uncommon, obviously, but it was my late Dad's name.

    1. That's pretty cool. I knew it would be a common name, which is why I chose it. It's actually the assumed name of a character named Whitney Mitchell-St John, who wanted to escape his past and fade into anonymity.


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