So you know how I’ve mentioned before that I have OCD tendencies? (At least I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that. . .) I can get awfully obsessive with things and go a little, erm, overboard. Well, let’s just say when it comes to NaNoWriMo those OCD, obsessive tendencies rev up tenfold.
Yes, that wordcounter is right. I’m halfway to 50k just 4 days into NaNo.
Someone make me stop. Please? I can’t. . .seem to. . .stop. . .writing. . . *gasps*
I feel horrendously guilty if I’m not writing at every single waking second. Even right now something keeps screaming in my mind, “What are you doing? You shouldn’t be blogging! Go write your NaNo!” It doesn’t help that I keep setting these huge, ridiculous goals for my daily wordcounts and refuse to go to bed until I make them.
NaNo just started, Christine, chill.
So yes, I may be writing a tad (*cough*) bit too much everyday. But. . .
I’m pretty excited about hitting the halfway point.
In my defense, I am shooting for a double NaNo instead of 50k. So to make it to 100k I do need to be writing a whole lot, I should just. . .maybe take a break from it now and again. But you know what? I’m sort of having a blast.
It was a bit of a struggle the first day of NaNo, but once I really got into the story I’ve been enjoying every minute of it. I’m sort of in love with Leiden and Darven. It's highly amusing watching impulsive, naive, happy-go-lucky Leiden and intellectual, quiet, melancholy Darven try to work together. They make quite a pair. There’s never a dull moment with those two, that’s for sure. Not to mention Leiden’s flighty (no pun intended) dragon and Darven’s hot tempered one. Between the four. . .well, it’s not boring anyway! XD
So, all in all, despite NaNo taking me captive and enslaving me, everything is going extremely well! I’m looking forward to the weeks to come! I doubt my characters are though. *cackles*
How has the first few days of NaNo been going for you?? I’d love to hear about everyone’s NaNo 2013 beginning adventures!
Off to continue writing!
Favorite Writings of the Day: (I did this for the last two NaNos, may as well continue the tradition!)
“And we don't even know if they're the ones that took Princess Iraila!" He started at this thought and jumped to his feet. Pressing himself against the bars, he squinted out, eyeing each cell in front of him.
A snort came from Darven's cell. "Don't you think she would have informed us if she was in here?"
Leiden slowly lowered himself back to the floor. "Oh. Right."
"Besides, I already looked into every cell when they dragged me down here. We're the only prisoners."
"So we've basically figured out nothing?"
"Basically. And now we're imprisoned because someone had to get himself caught."
Leiden sighed, making circles in the dust on the ground with his finger. "I was just trying to help," he muttered.
(Things may be a wee bit tense between them right now.)