NaNoWriMo Day 3: Still Moving

Today’s word count: 1692
Today’s writing: distant and explanatory
My energy level: tired — I’m fighting a cold

Today’s writing wasn’t any harder to do, but I can tell it’s not the best part of the story so far. I wrote about the other princess, Priscilla, who wants to marry Roderick and will be doing her best to keep Wren from getting to Pepin. Lots of explaining without much action, so it will need serious rewriting someday. Just not this month.

I’m still waking up with new ideas every morning, so I am able to build up more details and get the day’s writing done, even though I don’t really know what’s around the next bend. When I’m not actually writing, I’m spending a lot of my time making lists to help me name all the people, places, and things (like sailing ships) that are popping up. It’s really hard to tell your story if you don’t know what the characters and places are called and it’s even harder to think up cool names on the fly when you are trying to hurry.

I feel like I have a little buffer between me and the unknown. I can see the next few scenes (Roderick meets Priscilla, how Roderick winds up engaged to Wren instead, and Wren insisting on traveling disguised as a boy) although not in great detail. After that, there is a big blank white space where I haven’t got a clue what happens. Wren will be trying to get to the kingdom of Pepin, and Roderick and lots of other people will be looking for Wren, but other than that, it’s a Complete Mystery.

Fortunately, I don’t have to deal with it just yet.

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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