So It Begins (My NaNoWriMo ’13 Week 1)

My first week of NaNoWriMo 2013 went well. My adventure began at the NaNoWriMo kickoff party on October 27 and continues today, which happens to be the Writing Marathon day. Today is also a great day for donating, which is why my Eeyore user icon on the NaNoWriMo site now sports a halo (over his butt—LOL!). I’m doing NaNoRebel this year, which means I’m working on a bunch of different projects and counting all my words on them toward my total word count.


Here are my accomplishments for this week:

  1. Finished the last 10 chapters on a story-a-day type fanfiction project (Supernatural slash, hurt/comfort)
  2. Wrote and finished a Strokes (my original character series) short story that I’ve been wanting to write for 8 years now; it’s the final story in a short story collection I want to put together and self-publish.
  3. Began my urban fantasy/supernatural young adult novel. It actually started a whole long stronger than I thought it would and now I’m even more excited about writing it. I just love that “new story” feel. It’s about 7 pages long right now.
  4. Started my Marvel hurt/comfort big bang story during my first write-in last night. I’m not very far in and it’s not going wonderfully. I might skip ahead a little to some of the big scenes and use them as anchors for the rest of the story. But it’s about 1,000 words right now, so at least I managed to start it.

I tried writing just a novel last year, but I really do think I’m happiest when I can work on a lot of things. And it’s tough giving up fanfiction for a whole month. So doing NaNoRebel is working out for me again. I’ve got a little over 15,000 words written. Here’s to another 35,000 words… and more!

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