Monday, 1 November 2010
Day One - The Museum of Impossible Artefacts
My first attempt was in 2007 with an unfinished book titled 'Fractured Wings'. It was poop, my computer broke down mid writing it and the thing never did get finished. I have no regrets.
My second attempt or rather, my first success, was in 2008 when I completed 'Theatre of Curious Acts' which will be published next year by Hadley Rille. Success indeed. I suspect the similar title for this year's NaNoWriMo attempt is supposed to be a good luck charm.
Didn't play last year. Decided to get out my pom poms and cheerlead instead. And now we have this year... Stats so far:
Daily Word Count: 945 words (gulp! A combination of dayjob overtime and I always find the first few days of a new book slow going - actually, in comparison to normal starts a count of 945 words rocks).
Total Word Count: 945 words
Characters Playing: Meg Cooper, Cally Darling, Amelia Darling, Baguette Girl (huh!), The Press Gang, Evil Baguette Seller
Time Frame: Dystopian Future - Big Brother has you in chains - what, you expect me to have figured out the exact year?
Things that surprised me: There are stone sentries. Huh! Who invited them to Oldfield Park? Now, I'm going to have to figure out if I can weave them into the plot later on and if not - bye, bye stone sentries. And an, 'Oh, that helps round off the end' moment.