Hello everybody! The first week of NaNoWriMo is over, and I’ve stayed above the word-count goal every day so far. I’ve been to two write-ins and they were both amazing in every way possible. I love where my story is going [usually].
But I’ve had some questions during the week:
- How many twizzlers can a normal teenager consume in one day? (Quite a few, apparently.)
- Why is it that it takes me an hour to write 500 words when I’m by myself, but only ten minutes during a word-sprint at a write-in?
- Who invented the whole write-in idea? Are they a billionaire yet? (They should be.)
- Where did the Viking logo come from? And what does it have to do with writing?
- What the heck even is happening with my plot?
- WHY AREN’T YOU BEHAVING LIKE I PLANNED YOU, CHARACTER??!
- Um, hello. Who are you? (Me to a character that just showed up out of the blue. He’s cool though so I’m keeping him.)
- How does one spell chauffeur? (I had to google it ’cause spell check had no idea what I was trying to type. I know, I’m pathetic.)
- How does one spell dandelion? (I didn’t have to google it; I got it right on my first try!)
- What even is a plot? Why does my book need one? They’re not important, right?? 😉
- Why doesn’t every human being participate in NaNoWriMo? THEY NEED TO!
- How many times can I complain about writing to my friends before they decide they’re not my friend anymore?
- Is “teleportations” a word? My [engineering major] friend said yes. My spellchecker said no. So I added it to my dictionary. HAH, NOW IT’S A WORD.
- How hard is it going to be to change the first chapter of my story from past tense to present? (I switched after one chapter, and I like it a lot better this way.)
- HOW DOES ONE WRITE IN FIRST PERSON?? I mean it’s easy to do, but am I doing it wrong? I guess that’s what edits are for. The people at Critique Circle are probably going to tear my writing style to shreds.
- Has anyone else ever gotten a blister on their finger from typing? Mine’s mostly gone away, but, like, a blister. From writing. [PROOF THAT WRITING IS HARD WORK. Or something.]
- Coffee, will you marry me?