NaNoWriMo 2021 Day 1

Day 1 of this year’s NaNoWriMo was actually yesterday, and today is Day 2. However, I’m a day behind on the blog posts as they’re usually a round-up of the day before (or days before if other posts have sneaked in).

The story I’m working on for this year’s NaNo is The Fool: a Stevie Becks mystery. This is a series of novella-length stories.

I was supposed to be doing proper prep work last week, but I was so busy I only manged to update my Scrivener binder and quickly read through the storyline. So I really am starting from scratch.

By the end of the first session, I had written 2,555 words (2,555 total).

2,555/50,000 words. 5% done!

Other jobs I did yesterday were:

  • insure the car ✔️
  • draft a really long letter to a client about how I’m not sure we’re a good match ✔️
  • cancel my Medium membership ✔️
  • find Scrivener’s secret new template so I can update my NaNo word-count from inside the project (it was there last week, but we may have broken it in our rush to try it out) ✔️

Today I need to do more, but the letter and the Scrivener detective work took out huge chunks of the day.