I started out yesterday with a rough plan of writing a new novel tentatively called "Seriously, Forbidden" about two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who fall for each other, but it's not allowed. Their love could kill each other. I sat down... after procrastinating by doing the laundry, looking at Christmas gifts to order, watching one episode of Grey's Anatomy, and saying that I would take down the Halloween decorations, but I didn't.
And I wrote... nothing.
I put on one of my favorite movies "Star Trek: Beyond" and put the laundry in the dryer.
And this time I managed to write 2,026 words. Not bad. It's a good start for day one.
But I don't like it. The first chapter is like the beginning of a Gilmore Girl's episode with a twist. But it isn't good. Not at all. I can already tell.
It's time to be a NaNo rebel. I'm pulling out a novel that I started earlier this year, but with everything going on in my life, I didn't get a chance to write. I did some planning out for it in this adorable planning notebook. And my little sister read it. She left me a sticky note on the cover.
I want to write this book. I want Aly to be able to read it and I want her to be happy and proud of her big sister. So, I'm dropping in the 11,903 words that I already had written and I'm going to write about Nixie and her struggle to love herself and to be free from the pain of her past. It's gonna be awesome. :)
Have you ever switched projects in the middle of NaNo? :) How's your word count coming along on day two? Keep writing! Don't be afraid to break a few rules!
NaNoWriMo Novel 2017
Summer to Forget
Nixie is on the run from her past, desperate to escape her abusive stepfather. She believes the only way to protect herself is to retreat far into her own thoughts, not even letting words escape. She didn't plan on being brought into Annie's family and being accepted for who she is. Nixie also didn't plan on finding friendship in Alec, the visually impaired boy who works at the water park with her. She begins to discover her own worth as tragedy strikes her family.
Themes: Physical abuse, foster family, adoption, depression
Word count (day 2): 11,903