Starting word count: 25772
Ending word count: 28054
Total words: 2282
This NaNo, I’m working on the project that I’d started writing in October, so I’m not starting from nothing this year. I started drafting this project more or less chronologically (I have a few later scenes partially drafted, but otherwise, I’ve been writing from the beginning), so when I started writing, I was picking up about halfway through chapter seven — right on the scene that has been stopping me writing for the last week and a half because I literally just couldn’t get myself to write it for some reason.
It’s not even a particularly hard scene, I was just getting caught up on it. More, I think, because I was thinking about all the other issues I know I’m already going to have to fix and this scene just became sort of an excuse.
But we’re not worrying about that now! Is NaNo a prime time to, if I were so inclined, start drafting all over again? Totally. But I refuse to start this things from scratch when it’s barely even written. I’m going to need this first draft, as I need all my first drafts, to get through all the issues that are inevitably going to crop up, so I need to just get on with it.
It was hard getting back into this scene — and to be completely honest, I still totally hate it (I even left myself a note saying as much at the beginning of chapter seven just to help me move on) — but I did a few pomodoros and listened to some tube ASMR (and, okay, also this Uncle Iroh lo-fi beats video) I, at the very least, got through it. And if that isn’t some kind of NaNoWriMo energy, I don’t know what is. Let me know how you’re NaNo day 1 went!