NaNoWriMo Diary: Day 2

Cover Art from the 1953 William Cameron Menzies film 'The Maze'

Can it that this is only Day 2 of the November marathon? Many of you WriMos most likely spent the entire night writing like the wind, but I gave up and went to bed at my usual time. Yesterday was a great kick-off, and I hit 2500+ with ease. Now, lest you begin to whine and worry about your own count (assuming you’ve not whizzed past mine already), let me explain that the story I’m writing is based upon an unfinished work I started several years ago. With a basic outline in my head and a first draft to call upon, I’m able to slog through page after page pretty quickly.  The best part though is that this year’s NaNoWriMo marathon has charged up my writing in the same way as it did the very first year–2002. That was the year I wrote ‘Winds of Evil’. I’ve loving writing again! Thank you, Lord!

Now, I’m hoping to complete the current book well before November 30, and if I can, I plan to spend the remainder on another half-finished book. If I can get these two done and ready for publishing during November, I will be one very happy writer.

By the way, I’ve been watching some 1950s horror movies to inspire me as background ‘noise’. Today’s selections: The Maze (1953), and Donovan’s Brain  (1953).

I hope your writing is going well. If you have any questions about NaNoWriMo, post a note to my Facebook wall! Hugs to all you WriMos! May the Lord speed your fingers and keep your brain from frying!