The Blue Orchid : NaNoWriMo 2014 part 4

With a terrible three days I have fallen a bit behind. I wrote just a few hundred words on Wednesday since I was mostly getting ready for the game. The next two days were also a bit busy and I barely got any writing done. 269 on Wednesday, 729 on Thursday, and 655 on Friday brought me to a total of 9003 which was 2663 words behind my goal. My words per minute fell to a low of 8.9 as well, the brain juices were not flowing.

Saturday I woke up early and bashed out as many words as I could. The story started flowing again and A couple of characters got introduced. I managed to get out a few paragraphs on my break at work as well, and then got in an hour or so when I got home (after watching Constantine with my sweetie.) 2351 words got squeezed out of my head bringing me to 11354.

So now I’m 1979 words behind, justĀ  a bit more than a full day. That is fixable. My words per minute jumped up to 15.67 which is a lot more like it! I am now 22.71% of the way done. I have also almost gotten to the part of the book where I stop leaping around in time and get to the main story. That should be fun!


  1. UrDad says:

    Do you have an idea where the story is going, or do you discover it as you write?

    • willrobot says:

      A mix of the two. This year I started with a list of characters and a vague idea of what the book is about. By the end of the first chapter I had ideas about how it would be structured and mapped out the general idea of the first few chapters. When I get stuck I just write something that will happen later in the book and then I have to figure out how to get there.

  2. Mom says:

    You are way ahead of me! Haven’t written since the 1st – I’d thought that was going to happen, and it did! Wish me luck for tomorrow!

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