Sunday, November 10, 2013

My NaNo Journey So Far... in Gifs

It's the start of the second week of NaNoWriMo and I'm making some progress, but I thought I'd share how my adventure with my new novel started.

Cold to the Touch
YA Sci-Fi Romance

Day 1: It started off with a bit of crazy writing and some interesting initial twists...

Day 2: I love this book!

Day 3: The plot is starting to develop a little bit and it's getting a bit harder to write. I'm adding in new elements and trying to figure out how the scientific parts work together.

Day 5: I hate this novel. I don't like my main character or her love interest. They have no chemistry. She acts like a twelve-year-old and though he is smoking hot, he's not working for the character. I've barely managed 5,000 words.
This book is eating my soul...

So... this happens. I quit.

Cold to the Touch - NO WAY!

And I become a NaNoRebel. I pull out a novel I shelved two months ago because I didn't like it. Twisted, a YA Fantasy Romance. I give it thee old college try and start writing. Fast forward to Day 9 and my word count has doubled. I wrote 6,102 words in one day! :)

Somebody to Love
YA Fantasy Romance
Current word count: 20,220

Much better! How's your NaNo journey going? I really think I can actually finish this book now. :) Good luck to everyone and beat the doubt of week two! The world needs your novel.


  1. Fabulous! Being a rebel has its benefits. <3

  2. Awesome! These are hilarious. I can totally relate. I did a gymnastics gifs post last Monday to illustrate my NaNo experience, LoL! Good for you for rebelling. I'm glad this new novel is going so well for you!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  3. Lol, I love GIFs! Sorry your first novel didn't work out, but congrats on getting right back in with the new/old one!

  4. Good for you for sticking to Nano, and good for you for writing so many words! I WISH I could participate, but I spent the weekend writing footnote after footnote for my dissertation, sighhh....

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  6. This is hilarious. You are my favorite. Thank you so much for posting this. :)