My Thoughts on NaNoWriMo

Hello, everyone, welcome to another post. We’re on the second week of NaNo, and I wanted to share my thoughts. This is the first year I’ve attempted NaNo and it’s been an interesting experience.

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My Goals For NaNoWriMo

As with any NaNoWriMo event, the main goal is to write 50,000 words in a month. This can be done however a writer chooses. I decided to work on Tempest of the Dragon, the idea behind my alpha manuscript.

I wanted to make definite progress on the story; not so much new content, but reworking old ideas for the protagonist and his journey. Tempest has a simpler plot than my other WIP—making it perfect for NaNo.

A Short Synopsis

Here’s a short summary of what the story is about:

Kyosenko, a samurai outcast in Japan, discovers his destiny with a girl named Mina, a cursed Black Dragon in disguise. He vows to protect the ensorcelled girl with his life,  venturing with her across ancient Japan—to a place where Mina may find salvation for Japan. But there is another threat, an organization that wishes to capture Mina and abuse her arcane powers—the Kaji Clan.

I classified the story under the following:

#fantasy #romance #adventure #historicalfiction #spirituality

Current Progression

As of writing this post, I am at over 10,000 words for NaNoWriMo.

. Progress has been great so far; on my free days, I dedicate some time and churn out an average of 1,000 to 2,000 words, mingling editing with writing.

The Future

I’m not sure if I’ll reach 50,000 by the end of the month, as family business picks up around Thanksgiving. Still, I’ll try to—and then pick up from there. Regardless, I expect significant progress on the story by the month’s end.

My Thoughts On NaNoWriMo

NaNo has been a refreshing ritual for me. It has inspired my interest in Tempest of the Dragon—and writing in general. I am not a hardcore participant, however, and will enjoy the process in a casual light.

NaNoWriMo is what you make of it. As long as you’re having fun, then you’re doing something right. I’ve certainly enjoyed the process so far. It has reminded me why I write—to explore myself and share these ideas with others.

Final Words

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, I wish you good luck. Try not to stress over it too much. The objective of this ritual is to get you motivated and excited about writing. If you need some tips, check out my last post.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll have another post up soon. 🙂

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