Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 3

We’re actually bleeding into day 4 now, but I didn’t want to give up the day without doing some work on my story and sharing my progress here. It’s been a busy day buying clothes for my daughter who is once again growing like grass in compost. My partner had a day off too, and with the sun out we’ve enjoyed some well overdue family time together.

One thing that struck me as I write is that its very dialogue driven. One of the things I really wanted to focus on with the story was to show more than tell. I think the key element that’s missing so far is the emotion. You can see from the main character’s behaviour that she is lonely and looking for a bit of company and someone to talk to, but you don’t feel it. I know this is something I can work on as I revise the story but for now I want to keep on moving forward and capturing the essence of it all in the first draft.

Daily Summary

Words written: 1426/5,000 (Although some of this was written previously. I’ve edited some of the work and added 603 new words today)

Goal words needed: 124/day to finish on time (down 3 since yesterday due to over achieving)

Difference: 943 ahead of schedule

Time spent writing: aprox. 30 mins total

Tips: If you’re looking for a writing prompt to help you start generating ideas, try this one from my friend, author and freelance writer Jon, who told me about it today. Using a title generator, such as this one that generates ‘Space Adventure‘ themed titles, generate 10 titles and start coming up with story ideas for them.

What are your favourite writing prompts?

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