Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Only day 2 and there have already been tears.

Day 1 of NaNoWriMo was a lot harder than I thought. 
I had done so much planning and research. I was excited. Nervous. Totally ready to start NaNo. 
But by 2 in the afternoon, 2,100 words later, I had come to the conclusion that the story was told from the wrong perspective and was just all wrong. It was going no where. 

I declared failure, teared up in disappointment and curled up in bed all sad. Luckily for me, I have the sweetest, most supportive boyfriend, who told me that he wouldn't let me give up. He brainstormed ideas with me until 1 in the morning (I was thinking a YA with an awesome love story, and he was thinking Navy Seals and government invasion). Finally we found an awesome idea that I was really excited about. (ok, so it's a combination of love and military ... but for all those who have read my blog, you should all know that I have a weird obsession with the army). And since my boyfriend is such an army and history addict, he's pretty much done all the research for me already! 

I woke up super early and got to work at 7am so that I could sit in the coffee shop downstairs and write before work started at 8:30. I got 1,500 words done and am REALLY happy with my new story. It was telling itself. Honestly, I hardly had to do any work, just move my fingers. It was the greatest feeling ever and I've been smiling all day since. 

I'm going to write a bit more before bed but will wake up early again and have a repeat of yesterday. I just write better in the morning for some reason. 

Anyway, here are some hints on my new story. 
An excerpt will follow shortly. 

Not necessarily in that order. 


  1. Sorry it started out so rough, but it sounds like you're back on track in a big way!! Looks like your story is going to be action-packed too, if the pics are any indication! hehe

  2. I'm sorry to hear you had a rough beginning but I'm glad to see your pulling ahead. It's tough to get out there but the nerves disappear and the writing finally sets in. YOU CAN DO IT!

    I love the pictures, I'm looking forward to seeing what it's all about!

    FANTASTIC blog by the way!

  3. Can't wait for the excerpt, Lani. Glad you found an idea you loved! But also a little sad coz I would've liked to read the YA romance. :)