Friday, November 2, 2012

NaNo Check-in #1

Progress (word count or a general status update): 1,223

Mood: Excited, a little nervous. So, nervous excitement.

Inspiration: "Remember, it is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is a common occurrence in all writing, and among the best writers." William Strunk

Goals as of today: 2,000 words for today. So I have about 1700 to go.

Recent Favorite NaNo-WIP Line: Instead of a line, how about my short synopsis?

Sixteen-year-old Danielle Claiborne didn’t want to have anything to do with the war between the states. But when Nashville is taken by Union soldiers, the war comes to Danielle. It doesn’t take the invaders long to discover Danielle’s secret: She has the Sight, the ability to draw on the power of the stars. And that makes her a weapon, one the Union wants to wield.

When the Union offers her mother and her home protection, Danielle agrees to give up the life she knew to become Danny Clemmons, a Seer for the Federals.

Non-NaNo News: I'm thinking about baking a pumpkin pie this weekend. Should all go as planned, I'll have pictures.

Something Shiney (posts of fun things, other friends blog posts, etc.): Marissa Meyer (author of Cinder) is planning to participate in NaNoWriMo. Here's what she's working on.

Music is so helpful to me when I write, so I thought I'd share my favorite writing song as of this morning for this WIP.


  1. Your synopsis sounds awesome. I personally couldn't post a NaNoWriMo project synopsis because I have no idea what my book's about. And yet, I have 2200 words. Go figure.

    Oh, and I love Mumford and Sons.

    Happy Writing!

    1. Thanks! The idea had been cooking for about a month, but I still have a lot to figure out!

  2. Good first day, Liz! Mine went better than I was anticipating and I met my daily goal, so I'm happy. Now on to revisions this morning on WIP#1 and more NaNo writing on WIP#2 this afternoon.

    P.S. Pumpkin pie sounds delicious. I might have to follow suit. :)

    1. You are so much more motivated than me--two projects in one month!

  3. Oh my gosh, Liz! Your WiP sounds amazing! I'm fascinated by the Civil War and all that goes along with it, and I love the Seer twist you've thrown in. Best of luck with this story, because it's one I'd LOVE to read!

    Congrats on a great start... Here's to lots of words today!

  4. Loved the synopsis of your Nano WIP! And definitely make the pumpkin pie. You can eat it while you write :)

    1. I ended up running out time--but I have the ingredients. Perhaps I'll get to it early this week!