NaNoWriMo- Day 10

10 Nov

Daily Word Count: 2,567 (a little below my weekend goal of 3,000)

Total Word Count: 31,097

How I’m feeling: I wrote a very climactic scene just now that I was dreading. I’ve had a very emotionally exhausting day, so this might have been a good day to write this scene. I also have to pee so I’m feel a little anxious.

What I’ll do with the rest of my day: The librarians are about to kick me out so I’ll be going home. I need to grocery shop but that’s about it. Maybe it will be a good night for a movie.

Do you feel like you’re on the same emotional roller coaster as your characters? I sure do right now. Let me know, Reader!

Until next time, write on.

5 Responses to “NaNoWriMo- Day 10”

  1. Nina Kaytel November 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM #

    I’m sitting proudly at 9k words. And yes, every character has their own trauma that we as writer’s feel — otherwise our writing would be very dull, no?


    • Sam November 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM #

      I think I wrote my emotional trauma into my character today. I was overly emotional and she was going through a very emotional experience so I poured my feelings into her. It was a healthy release.


      • Nina Kaytel November 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM #

        Oh. That is always the best. Writing has always helped me work through my problems.


  2. Jools November 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM #

    Fabulous progress, and you’re well on target to reach that magic 50k. Isn’t it strange how we come to inhabit the emotional ‘journey’ of our characters? I’m not sure which comes first (chicken or egg… character’s emotion, or personal emotion), but one can feed the other, or sometimes throw light on the other. Getting into a character’s emotional state can sometimes help you understand your own feelings. And having certain feelings can help to make the character’s experience more vivid.


    • Sam November 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM #

      My emotions stemmed from being overwhelmed at home, at work, and with writing while my character’s emotions came from the impending birth of her child. It was hard to feed my emotions directly into her, but knowing that she was going through a panic of not being ready, I knew I could add in my feelings of not being ready to write. It was a bit of a stretch, but really helpful for me. It sounds strange, but knowing that another person could have emotions as strong as the ones I was feeling (even if that person was fictional), helped me deal with my own.I hope that my strong feelings translated into some strong (and believable) feelings in my character.


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