Day 1 – National Novel Writing Month

It has officially started and I think I’m off to a good start.

I started at midnight of November 1st, and since that moment I have officially written my first 3,491 words of the challenge. I might not have to write tomorrow, though I probably will. I did a chapter and a half, and only have one more scene to write. They’re short, but there’s a very good reason for that. Either way, I only have 46,509 words left! I might be on a slight writer’s high right now. And yes, I do believe that exists.

I think I’m off to a good start. When I write next (which could be later today or at the same time tomorrow) I will be finishing at the very least the last half of the chapter. If not more. This last half of the chapter though will take up a fair bit since it’s a fairly important discussion that takes place. That might take up at least 2000 words.

Okay, I should stop because I’m a bit wired and I need my brain to calm down so I can sleep. I am excited and ready to keep going! And that’s a good thing and a bad thing because I don’t think I’ll be sleeping much this month.

I hope everyone has had a good start to their novel!


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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