Hey Dreamers! So NaNoWriMo is coming to an end. *sighs* I always enjoy scrambling to get the number of words I need that day finished. Anyways, I decided to do an update post.
Word count goal: 10000
Current word count: 8682
Number of chapters: 13
So here’s the thing: I am 86% done with my word count, but not my story. My story is about 45% done? I don’t really know. I don’t think I’ll finish my story, but I’m kinda okay with it. Is that a bad thing? My goal in NaNo is to get into a daily habit of writing. This story is the longest thing I have ever written and I’m pretty proud of myself. I think my story’s coming together well too. And I just finished writing a really intense argument! How’s your story going?
Here are a few snippets:
This was going to be an interesting trip.
I had no idea what that piece of paper was going to lead me to.
“I believe in you”, she said. Then she turned around and went away. Jia and I looked at each other. Our adventure had just begun.
“I really think it’s this one. I can . . . I can sort of feel it.”
“Okay?”, Eileen asked.
I shook my head. “No.”
“Fine! I will go out there by myself, and I’ll show you that I can take care of myself.”
I was falling. I closed my eyes, I tried to scream, but I couldn’t bring myself to.
“Oh nothing, just that I don’t think pineapples grow in the Redwood Forest and they certainly don’t grow on trees.”
“I’ve forgiven a lot of people for a lot of things. That doesn’t mean I always mean it.”
“So you basically hold grudges?”
“I don’t hold grudges!”
“Yeah I can totally see that.”
“You know what? I can’t handle you right now.”
“You can’t handle ME?! Well, you’re not the one who fell of a who-knows-how-many foot tree and is helping an oversensitive girl cut a pineapple that is not supposed to be here in the first place.”
“You fell of the tree because of your ignorant little mind. If you had just kept your mouth shut, none of this would’ve happened.”
“Well, if you hadn’t been so overcautious, maybe I would have kept my mouth shut.”
“ARE YOU BLAMING THIS ON ME?!”
“And you’re blaming this on me, so I guess we’re even. And stop screaming.”
“I AM NOT SCREAMING!”
“Stop being sarcastic!”
“You stop being overdramatic.”
“I am NOT being overdramatic.”
” I just . . . I can’t handle this right now. We’re in the middle of a forest, cutting a pineapple and arguing over . . . I don’t even know what we’re arguing about.”
“Then why are we arguing?”
“I don’t know!”
“I don’t know either!”
“You’re the one who started it!”
” I STARTED IT!?”
” WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP SCREAMING?!”
” I AM NOT SCREAMING!”
I really enjoyed writing the last one. If you haven’t already, you should check out Samantha’s snippets, they’re amazing!!!
What did you think of my snippets? How are you doing on your novel?
Tell me in the comments.