NaNoWriMo 2015 has officially begun.
And, I'm actually very surprised at how far along I am already. The first two days, I was on a roll, and didn't even stop writing for long enough to have doubts about my story. But now... doubts are creeping in. What if I'm not good enough for this story? What if this story isn't good enough? The doubts are barely here at all at this point, but here they remain.
Anyway, quick summary of what's gone down the past couple of days:
NaNoWriMo Day 1
Words Written: 20,000
Total Words: 20,000
So... I kind of beat my "amount of words written in one day" record. That's a thing that happened. Probably because, where I live, we got to set our clocks back one hour, meaning that on November 1st we had 25 hours instead of 24. I had been aiming for 15,500 words on the first day but I surprised myself by far exceeding that goal!
I also attended my region's "NaNoWriMo Kickoff" but I'm an awkward person so I didn't actually socialize. Socialize? Me? Pfft. I just came for the sticker. (This year's sticker is rather nice, I'll admit.) Also the espresso fudge and Double-Stuffed Oreos over at the snack table. Those were delicious too. In all seriousness though, my region has some of the nicest people I've met, and they were all so encouraging and didn't even mind my awkwardness. Thank you, regional WriMos.
NaNoWriMo Day 2
Words Written: 6,714
Total Words: 26,714
Somehow I wrote almost 7,000 words?! On a Monday?! Someone tell me how. (Truth: I may have sacrificed some sleep time to write. Also some homework time. But shh. No one needs to know that.)
My writing only got interrupted by dinner (rice and cabbage soup, yum!) and the latest episode of Grimm because priorities, people. (The episode of Grimm was so intense. It was the season premiere, and since I had missed the previous season's finale, I was all kinds of shocked.) Also my family watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown because our power was out on Halloween so we couldn't watch it. Sad times.
And I got a piece of cake, so that was delicious.
Back to the writing part, though, almost all of my words were written thanks to this Word Crawl. It has the perfect amount of long sprints and short ones, and it has "Galleons" that you can use to skip certain challenges. (Did I mention it's Harry Potter themed? 'Cause it is.)
I hope everyone who is participating is having an outstanding NaNoWriMo so far! I will hopefully be back with more updates in the future so see you then.