NANO Progress

Life

This is my first NaNoWriMo update on the blog! Phew! One week down! Since I started writing on November 1st, a lot of things have changed with my story! NaNoWriMo is a lot of fun actually, I know it sounds like a lot to do in a month, but forcing creativity can actually be really exciting and beneficial. It can work as a building block in the future! Every week I’ll share stuff about my story and what my word count is.

About the story: This started out as a slice-of-life story based on two friends who are world’s apart and going through similar problems in different settings, but then by day two I started getting a little bored with that and wanted to add a supernatural twist. I brought it up to Alex, since he was working on a paper of his own, and I like to hear his input! He suggested a killer idea and now I’m fleshing it out and I’m so pumped about NaNoWriMo now, way more than I was before! Now the story is more of a supernatural thriller!

Daily word goal: 1,700 words a day

Current Word Count: 13,600 words

Excerpt from the story so far:
“Sydney had already given me a skype tour of her little apartment, it doesn’t really look like how I imagined. It has wooden sliding doors, a tiny kitchen, and a rather nice balcony area where she hands clothes to dry. It seems a little cramped, but she doesn’t seem to mind it, or at least she hasn’t complained to me about it. Sometimes I worry that we will drift apart with this distance between us. We were so close before, talking all the time, but this is whole different situation. She has made some friends in her orientation class and there is apparently an attractive guy as well that she has expressed some interest in, we already have a nickname for him. Still, I worry that she will become a different person over there, experiencing new things and growing apart from me as I struggle on what feels like a dead end path, hanging onto the hope that some company will call me back with good news one day.

The apartment feels empty during the day, Adam’s papers and books scattered around the living room. Proof that someone lives here with me. Some dishes from last night’s dinner still on the table and my own share of papers scattered around as well. I should clean. Though, didn’t I do that already?”
Current writing playlist: 
Ghost – Mystery Skulls
ViVi – Hachi
My Dearest – Supercell
Call it off – Tegan and Sara
Hideaway – Kiesza
Norway – Beach House
Another Suitcase in Another Hall – Barbara Dickson
Luck – American Authors

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!