NaNoWriMo Week 2

The dreaded Week Two ha come and gone. As a reminder, here is the synopsis I’ve written for my NaNo novel:

Sara is a consultant who’s bored with her life. The corporate ladder does not beckon to her like it seems to beckon to her peers and she is actively searching for an escape when one literally falls in her lap in the form of a windswept gryphon. She quickly discovers that librarians are not the meek old ladies she always thought they were but agents keeping the mythical inside the books they are trying to escape.

Soon after that it becomes apparent that someone is actively trying to thin the fabric between the realities to their own nefarious ends.

This week started quite well. I wrote a wonderful scene (wonderful to me, I shudder to think how it would seem to an outsider) with a feathered dinosaur invading the museum, unknowingly inserted some foreshadowing about the villain and some other stuff and things seemed to go well over all. But Wednesday left me with almost another full day behind because I got too engrossed in Mary Robinette Kowal’s next book, Glamour in Glass. I managed to find myself among her beta readers, something I’m very happy about. Today earlier, our puppy went to a show, so much of Saturday was spent primping him to be ready for showing, leaving the Saturday wordcount abysmal as well. I think that I won’t “win” this year which is quite all right. This novel at least so far is the best one I’ve written so far and in any case I was never going to stop at 50,000 words – right now I think it’s going to be roughly 90 000 words – so in any case I wasn’t going to be able to finish the novel during November. I’m going to continue since NaNoWriMo is great for motivation and for pushing myself to accomplish things that I normally wouldn’t be able to do.

Regardless of the wordcount, I’m really happy with what I’ve accomplished this week.

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