NaNoWriMo: Day Nineteen

Hello again!

Is it really possible? Can it be so?

It is! I passed the 46k mark! I can still remember reaching 4k. Now I have just about that left! I want to say that I’ll reach 50k tomorrow, but I can’t make any promises, and I won’t put that pressure on myself yet. I’ll see where the day goes and just keep up with my usual 2k mark.

Today’s word count: 2,203. Not my best lately, but it was a hard day so I’m fairly happy with it nonetheless 🙂

My first and last lines of the day:

Their leader released a raucous laugh.

The evil she had witnessed could never be unseen.

What happened in today’s narrative? What didn’t happen?!

Great secrets were revealed, bravery was talented, gender roles were flipped on their head, and Terrie and Peggie faced a quarrelsome bout!

I didn’t end up going full destruction mode on their recent encounter with danger, but I couldn’t let them walk away unscarred. I still feel terrible. I hate making Terrie and Peggie suffer. They deserve so much better. I can’t wait for them to make things right again…if they can. I know Peggie will come out stronger anyway, because she’s brilliant and brave!

Are your characters in any danger at the moment? Perhaps they’re facing one of their lowest moments like Peggie. Share their stories with me! I’d love to learn about it 🙂

Or share your own NaNoWriMo journey this far. Are you any closer to that 50K? Just remember, the most important lesson to take away from NaNoWriMo is that loving writing means writing every day 😀

May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,


Faith  quill-ink

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: Day Nineteen

  1. That last line certainly doesn’t sound pleasant! There’s a scene I wrote during last year’s NaNo that will forever be with me. The day after I wrote it, I had a lower word count than usual, because I was still recovering from it. I’ve barely touched the story since then, as it’s still waiting its turn to be revised, but every time I think of that scene, I get a little emotional. I hate making my characters suffer too, but I’ll just say that since I’m telling their stories, it’s not my fault. That’s just how it happened!

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    1. After reading the last Harry Potter novel, I despised Rowling for killing off so many characters. I’ve written so many stories since then where I’ve offed my own beloved. Still, I’m no George R.R. Martin…
      It’s amazing how a scene written long ago can still impact you that way. I get similar emotions for one of the first characters I killed, and every time I edit the story, I wonder if I should change it. But then I realize I can’t, and the guilt grows…

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      1. I know the feeling. It’s hard to say much without revealing more than I’d like, just in case, but I have been in the position of wondering if maybe I could just let someone live when rewriting a story from an older version to the current one. But too many other stories hinge on it happening just the same way, even if it does make one of my sisters cry every times she reads it (she’s also angry with me for it). And I’ll always remember crying a little when I wrote various parts of that story.

        The scene from last year was…completely unanticipated but so brutally necessary. I think the fact that it was completely in the moment is what makes it stick out to me even more than other sad scenes or deaths. And I think (and hope) that it’ll be a memorable scene for readers someday.

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      2. It’s funny you mention your sister. Mine reacted exactly the same way. She came to me the first time with tears in her eyes and blaming me for being cruel and cold! Now every time she helps me edit, she demands I change it!
        I look forward to reading it one day. I hope I get the chance 🙂

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