NaNoWriMo Day One

1 Nov

That was a surprise!

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (Photo credit: Steve Rhodes)

As you know, I signed up for Nano to prove to the Hub that I don’t have a novel in me.  I started two hours ago with the first line in my head and a vague idea of what it might possibly be maybe perhaps about.

1749 words later, which I found surprisingly easy to write, I have four definite characters, a rough plot outline, a mini-cliffhanger ending to the first chapter, and a smug Hub saying, ‘I told you you could do it.’

The story so far: A deserted mother; two spoiled children; one chaotic day.

I can’t tell you any more because I don’t know what happens next.  But I can’t wait to find out!

I hate it when the Hub is right.

I hate it when he’s right and it’s to my benefit.

I wonder if I should add a murder?


47 Responses to “NaNoWriMo Day One”

  1. vivinfrance November 1, 2012 at 17:49 #

    Good on you, Tilly. I knew you could do it. I switched to PAD November Chapbook Challenge and am regretting it already – that site is a nightmare!


  2. adinparadise November 1, 2012 at 18:15 #

    Fabulous. Hubby is always on at me to write a book too. Why doesn’t he write his own book?? I think a murder is a great idea. 😀


  3. sarsm November 1, 2012 at 18:17 #

    I don’t believe it – we have the same blog title!

    Congratulations. I knew you could do it too. 😀


  4. idiosyncratic eye November 1, 2012 at 18:29 #

    Have you admitted that to him yet?! 😉


  5. laurieanichols November 1, 2012 at 18:30 #

    I know what you mean by hating when the Hub is right, but he is and BE HAPPY about it. It is not everyday that someone finds out that they have a talent for this sort of thing, so embrace it. I am happy for you and it is going to be good!!!


  6. Grannymar November 1, 2012 at 18:34 #

    Well done on a great start! A box of Maltesers a day should see you through.


  7. faydanamyjake November 1, 2012 at 18:43 #

    Yes a murder. a pen stabbing *grins*


  8. Amiable Amiable November 1, 2012 at 19:19 #

    Murder? Already there. I’d say you’re “killing it” with such a great start! Congrats!


  9. terry1954 November 1, 2012 at 20:02 #

    just let the imagination flow!!!! good start!


  10. Gobetween November 1, 2012 at 20:03 #

    I think you need a Malteser, No wait, I know you need a Malteser. Let the hub live you will need a chaffeur when your book becomes a best seller.


  11. Katharine Trauger November 1, 2012 at 20:40 #

    Anyone who jumps into the Nano pool has to learn to swim, Dearest. 🙂


  12. sharechair November 1, 2012 at 21:14 #

    Go! go! go! I wrote a book 10 years ago. It sits in my closet. It needs me to go over it a second time for a tidy-up. Somehow it never happens. I look to you for the inspiration to drag it back out!!!


  13. benzeknees November 1, 2012 at 21:24 #

    Love it that you jumped into this challenge – I hope to do it next year!


  14. Tom (Aquatom1968) November 1, 2012 at 21:32 #

    You’re off to a good start, Tilly!
    Keep going!


  15. Sarah Angleton November 1, 2012 at 21:34 #

    Yes, always add the murder! You can take it out later if it doesn’t work, but it will make you feel better while you are struggling to write your 50,000 words. Everyone’s got a crappy rough draft in them. Just not everyone is brave enough to discover it.


  16. Pseu November 1, 2012 at 21:42 #

    November 1st already?
    my owrd count today = 0 😦


  17. judithatwood November 1, 2012 at 22:21 #

    Yay for you, Tilly B! I too was surprised at how easy I found writing a lot of words. On my first idea, a couple of days ago, I got almost to 5000 when I realized I didn’t even like the story very much. Then, yesterday I pounded out 2,953 words on my new and solid topic. I think this is going to be a blast!


  18. lanceleuven November 1, 2012 at 23:27 #

    So, a cliffhanger in both your book and your blog post? Not a bad day (except, perhaps, for the person who’s potentially about to be murdered). Good luck with it. 🙂


  19. Helen Cherry November 2, 2012 at 00:10 #

    Good for you! Keep it up..


  20. Three Well Beings November 2, 2012 at 16:54 #

    I am cheering you on! Create away! 🙂


  21. Perfecting Motherhood November 3, 2012 at 07:18 #

    Congrats! Sounds you’re writing the story of my life. 😉


  22. eof737 November 4, 2012 at 10:22 #

    Go for it… Connect with me on Nanowrimo. ElizOF. 😉


  23. evilnymphstuff November 5, 2012 at 18:52 #

    Wow that’s a great start! Haha he’s just helping your talents to come out 😉 Good luck for this crazy month!



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