NaNo Update


Can you believe that November is only three days away? Three days! Where has the time gone? I honestly still feel like it is the 15th October, who knows where the past two weeks have disappeared?

So, since I am competing in National Novel Writing Month next month, a challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November, I thought I would update you all on my novel.

Last November, I started writing a book called Nyx. To cut a long story short, I stopped writing it as soon as I hit the 50,000 word mark and I hated that I did that, so I picked it up again in April (Camp NaNoWriMo) but again, as soon as I hit my target, I stopped writing – I think part of the issue was that I would go for days and days without writing and then write 12,000-words per day for three or four days and thus be all typed out as soon as the month ended so I didn’t have the passion to continue to write.

However, it is one of my 100-Day Resolutions to have a book finished and polished by 1st January 2015 and this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Nyx will always have my heart as it is an entire world I have created, however I have to say that I was tempted to write a quick and easy book that I would be able to simply write and polish before January. I thought about it a lot and have ultimately decided that I want to work on Nyx again.

I have spoken this through with my mate, who thinks I should pick up where I left off. However, I am tempted to start from the beginning for a clean slate. What would you do?

The plot:

Nearly one thousand Earth-years ago, a meteor destroyed the planet Chronos and affected the other planets in the solar system. Ananke is one of those planets. 987 years ago, Ananke stopped rotating, leaving one side perpetually in the light – Lumina – and one side perpetually in the dark – Aphota – causing ice caps to melt and the meteorology of the planet to shift drastically.

Taya is a Luminite who has spent her entire life in the Sun’s rays. Her father is one of the wealthiest people in Lumina, and as such she is a spoilt, selfish and spoon-fed daddy’s girl. With her hardest problems in life including not knowing what to wear and not being allowed to date Perseus, the soldier she loves, she barely has any idea of the immense difficulties faced by the other people in Lumina. However, when her father is poisoned by poor Luminites wanting to overthrow the government, she is forced to make a life-changing decision. She can allow her father to die or, with the help of Perseus, she can venture into Aphota to get the cure, where the sun doesn’t reach and savages roam freely.

Are you competing in NaNo? Are you prepared?

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4 thoughts on “NaNo Update

  1. I’m doing Nano too 😄 you should be my nano buddy since I don’t know anyone else who’s doing it, haha!

    I applaud you greatly for creating such an indepth plot to your novel. It sounds totally intriguing. You 100% need to continue working on it BUT I don’t know if nano is the best time for it. The essence of nano is getting words down quickly – quantity over quantity – just to get a draft to work on later. I was reading some of the prep stuff on their website and it mentioned something about having an idea you’re too invested in is actually a bad thing, because you overthink everything rather than just scribble the words down. Maybe put Nyx to the side and tackle something completely different? When you get back to it, certainly don’t scrap what you have – carry on, and then work through it on later drafts. It’s definitely something that you need to work on in the long haul!

    Good luck 😊 x

    • Yes! What is your username on NaNo?
      I always try to convince my friends to participate as well but both of my writer friends are at university so are way too busy 😦
      NaNo probably isn’t the best time to work on Nyx, especially since (like you said) it is bad to work on an idea you’re already invested in, but I think that’s the route I’m going to go down… Partly because it is too late to plan another novel and partly because I really want to get the Nyx story out of my system!
      Good luck to you too! 🙂 x

      • I have decided to start fresh 🙂 I know it’s probably not the best thing to do in terms of actually finishing the book as I am taking a step back but I am hoping that I will be able to get right into it, which I doubt I would have been able to do had I started half-way through by carrying on 🙂 x

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