NaNoWriMo Day 2

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words
NaNoWriMo total: 3,334 words
Personal par: 2,000 words
Personal total: 4,725 words

Up at 5 am (after going to be at close to midnight last night, having watched the Yankees go up 3-1 against the Phillies) and came into the office to do my writing for the day.  I started from where I left off yesterday, and spent the entire two hours complete the Prologue.  I felt like I started slowly once again, but by the time I finished (9 total scenes within the prologue) I’d written 2,572 words, which is more than 500 words better than my goal, and nearly 1,000 words better than NaNoWriMo par.

This is what I expected for the first few days.  I knew exactly how I wanted the prologue to go, and it helped that it was almost like write a short story, complete with beginning, middle and end.  In fact, the prologue is 3,747 words long.  I expect things will get a little harder tomorrow when I start writing Chapter 1, which is not as firmly fixed in my head yet.  Still, I’m very pleased with my progress over the first two days, and I’m going to do my best to keep it up.

Back again tomorrow for Day 3 between 5-7 am.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.