Cariad Eccleston

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NaNoWriMo 2017 :: Day 20/30 :: 31,006 words

20 November 2017

Yeek! Only 10 days of writing left!

I’ll cut to the chase here: my plan told me to write 1,000 words, and I got it!


I’m up to 31,006 words!

31,006 words written


I’m a few scenes into the third act now, and I’m just discovering that the outline was exciting but didn’t really bring any conflict.

I did a quick round of brainstorming, and I figured out a neat little way that Esthree’s antagonist could get one more knife-stab in. I even got a few hundred words of it down…

…then I realised Esthree had reverted right back to her old passive self.

Things were happening to the protagonist. The protagonist wasn’t driving the story.

That was a gutting thing to realise, but better now than a thousand words in! So I threw some more words down, and ended up with a tight little fight scene, a “save the many” vs “save the few” decision to make, and Esthree realising a damaging mindset which she needs to change.

Y’know, all the good stuff.

The plan for tomorrow

According to my plan, I need to nail another 1,000 words tomorrow. With luck and stamina, my next blog post will have me at 32,000 words.