The first week of NaNoWriMo is over! Happily, I'm caught up on the wordcount requirement, which is great because I didn't start writing until the second.
|I should have taken a screenshot last night. My average was much higher :p|
For this NaNoWriMo, Evernote has proved to be even more helpful that last year. A lot of my writing is being done on my iPad, and I've even written a few paragraphs on my phone. For some reason, most of my inspiration comes just before bed, so just as I'm about to sleep, I'll bolt up and start typing a few paragraphs (or a basic one paragraph outline for the story).
Since this isn't a story, I've been free to work on whatever my muse says. I've actually got a few stories being written at the same time, but I only report it to the NaNoWriMo word count when I'm finished. It's really fun for me, since I don't have to worry about how the novel is going to progress overall.
Even though I'm doing the short story thing, I realised that the first short story I wanted to do, a dark retelling of the Nutcracker, is turning out to be much longer than I first envisioned. I think it'll take up about 1/3 of the wordcount by the time it's done :p
Another thing that's happening differently this year would be that a few of my stories are already on the Internet for reading. I've written two crackfics based on prompts by my friends, so I uploaded them to Figment for them to read. It's my first time doing parody, but judging from their twitter reactions, I think I succeeded. I'm not sure how many people will understand me though :p
Since I have relatives coming over for 5 days in the middle of the month, I'm really hoping that this writing output continues for a few more days. I'd really like to get a nice buffer for those five days of no computer or writing.