NaNoWriMo Journal: Day 3


Stopped writing a bit earlier today; I have some video editing to get done. I’m feeling pretty strong and less burnt-out than yesterday, but I can’t say the same for Friday or the rest of the weekend. I’m gonna have to go dark this Friday, and you won’t hear from me again until Monday. Keep these comm channels open for any emergency updates.

I’ve introduced two of my antagonists in a way that solidifies this story firmly in the horror genre of novel-writing, and I did a good bit of future plotting last night. I basically plotted a full flowchart of events all the way into a little more than halfway through the book, and I don’t think it should be too hard to give all characters a decent amount of page time in 50,000 words.

Today’s hot tip: If you’re writing a short novel for NaNoWriMo (like me!) consider treating it like you would a two hour and forty minute movie. Remember, if this gets to being published, people are going to want to read through your novel in a single sitting or so. This will take someone 166 minutes, or two hours and forty-six minutes. Everything you plot, everything you reveal, everything you pace should be done in this light (unless you’re planning for the book to be longer).

Let’s see if my enthusiasm for my first NaNoWriMo lasts the weekend.



Published by Van Ghalta

A cold, dark, mysterious character who purposefully wrote a story so that he could fit into it...A story where he himself WRITES stories, practices martial arts, blogs, plays airsoft, collects MTG trading cards, plays outdated video games, and writes weird, third-person bios for himself...

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