NaNoWriMo 2012, Week 2 Midway Motivator
WOOHOO! We are now HALWAY through NaNoWriMo!
How are you all doing? I’m pleased with where things are going, though….I’ll be honest, I definitely lost a lot of steam this week. I got my revision letter for the novella, which makes that #1 priority over NaNo. BUT, thanks to these daily #NaNoWriMoBattles, I’m still hammering out a decent word count each day.
Hooray for camaraderie!
This week, my jam has been primarily this track from (of all things) Madagascar. Yet again, it’s Hans Zimmer. Clearly I am obsessed with his composition style.
Like I did last week, I thought I’d share some raw, unrevised words. DON’T JUDGE.
So basically, Eleanor, Jie, Allison Wilcox, and Laure Primeau (whom you have not yet met, but will in book 2), are crashing a fancy party at the famous Boulaq Museum in Cairo–back when Boulaq was still the sight of the National Egyptian Museum. But of course, things don’t go according to plan at all.
But before Allison could part her lips, James called out, “Guards! Guards! Get this nuisance of a child out of my party.”
Instantly, people reared away from us. This was not going according to plan. So snatching Allison’s wrist, I yanked her—hard—after me.
“We’re leaving!” I shouted, in case anyone cared enough to listen. Then we bolted back through the party and toward the entrance hallway. Once there, I had to forcibly drag Allison left as she shouted several nasty things back over her shoulder.
“You’re the criminal here!” Allison roared. “I hope a mummy eats you, you coward! This is isn’t over—eep!” I shoved her behind the sarcophagus and crouched down, tugging her with me.
“Stay quiet!” I ordered. Then I peered around the stone’s edge. There was no sign of Laure or Jie, but there was most assuredly sign of several Egyptian guards responding to James’s shouts.
“Eleanor,” Allison whispered.
“Hmmm?” I squinted to see all the way to the end of the hall, but it was hard to tell which figures were statues and which were people.
“There’s something glowing in your pocket.”
“What?” I jerked my gaze down. Sure enough, a faint blue glow pulsed inside my gown’s pocket…and there was only one item in there.
I yanked out the ivory fist, gaping at the bright light.
You tell me: how’s your NaNo-ing going? Are you on track? And do you want to share a clip of what you’ve written? Leave it in the comments or on your own blog! 😀
And, as always, be sure to stop by the NaNo forum hosted by me, Sarah Maas, Beth Revis, Jessica Spotswood, Erin Bowman, Jessica Khoury, Gennifer Albin, Robin LaFevers, and….many others. We’ve had a lot of great questions come through.
Ooh, and the Pinterest board is still running with inspirational quotes and images…and the giveaway is still open to entries!
November 16, 2012 @ 3:37 pm
I love hearing what you’ve got so far and I’ll have to check out the NaNo forum 🙂
I was particularly happy with these lines the other day: “When he had no voice or strength left he made his way back to the compound. Back to a world that had been razed and driven mad.”
November 16, 2012 @ 3:39 pm
Oh wow, that IS nice. That just gave me chills! “razed and driven mad”–> I love that especially. 😀
November 16, 2012 @ 4:21 pm
Ohhh your excerpt was great 🙂 !! Whoop whoop, go you! I feel you – right now am getting swamped with final midterms and papers for uni so am feeling a bit under the gun. But that’s what waking up earlier is for haha.
November 16, 2012 @ 8:44 pm
Hahaha–wow, papers and midterms sound so much harder than revisions. GOOD LUCK!!
November 16, 2012 @ 10:33 pm
Haha, thanks !! AND – am in the process of getting a VISA and subletting my apartment – am going on an exchange to England next semester!!!! so excited haha phew so there are a few things being juggled. One step at a time 😉
November 16, 2012 @ 5:15 pm
DARYL! <3 As I've kind of given up trying to reach the NaNo wordcount (although happy that I've written way more than I usually would have, so hurray for small victories!), I'll just continue cheering for those who're still at it! GOGOGOGOGO! 😀
November 16, 2012 @ 8:44 pm
Well, thank you for the CHEERLEADING!!! And yes, Daryl. <3 <3
November 16, 2012 @ 7:48 pm
Laure Primeau, huh? I like it. 🙂
November 16, 2012 @ 8:19 pm
You know where I got that last name. Yes you do.
November 17, 2012 @ 1:46 am
Fancy museum parties? You’re killing me! I wanna be there! Can’t wait to see some more, finished, transatlantic adventures for Eleanor and co.
NaNo’s going really well but today I had to take a break. Way too much sugar and the distraction of my very first ever iPhone is absorbing ALL my energy! I love the idea of posting snippets though, I hope lots of people play. Here’s mine: http://andicanstartabook.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/day-sixteen-and-a-snippet/
November 18, 2012 @ 4:50 am
There are so many words in this post, ones that I’m willing to bet form important sentences. However, I can’t break away from that pic of…Daryl! <3
Writing is going well. I hit walls sometimes, but luckily I have things like Daryl to inspire me. Daryl. Dixon. Say it with me now 🙂 Can anyone explain why Norman Reedus wasn't on the Sexiest Man Alive list this year? (Yep, i scanned the magazine yesterday when we got in the library. No Norman=sad day.)
Is it Sunday yet?
I may have printed that pic out for my desk. Just sayin' 😉