Notes from the (noveling) front: NaNoWriMo (1)

So, the writing's going. I'm excited! Beginnings are difficult to me, because I go back and forth on when the story should start. In the case of this year's NaNo novel, the horribly tentatively titled Like Water, Like Air (PLEASE suggest better titles if you've got them, and I know you do), I wrestled with the beginning for weeks. Prologue? No prologue? Before or after the horrible accident? How cliche is starting with a character awakening, anyway? What if she's waking from a coma? You get the picture.

Anyway, it's day four as I write this and I have managed to get those words down! This may be the first year I actually feel like keeping the stuff I throw down on the page, which I credit entirely to the fact that I spent a lot of time thinking about how to make NaNoWriMo work for me as a writer. (This included an extensive outline process during October, and a commitment to the story, rather than the word count.) And so far, it's going well.

Tomorrow, our heroine will meet the hero. (She thinks he's her hero, anyway -- turns out he's someone else's, but that's a whole different book.) I'm excited! What about all of you? How are your NaNo adventures coming along?