Alright, so it’ll get a little crowded up here if I post all of my word counts every day. I’ll be putting that up over on the Camp NaNoWriMo page anyway, so there’s no need to be redundant. However, I also want to spend most of my time trying to … you know … write the novel I’m trying to write for this thing … So I’ve decided that on Friday’s I will post a quick recap on what I’ve done for the week.
This will be taking the place of my regularly scheduled blog posts. But I figure the title of my blog is “Writing Mayhem” and what is more chaotic and resembling mayhem than the idea of trying to write 50k words in one month?
Pfft! Nothing! Nothing at all, I tell you. It’s craziness personified.
So! Here is my recap for the first (half)week of Camp NaNoWriMo ::
I have been introduced to Ms. Johanna Rorry, otherwise known as Jorry or Jo, to her compatriots. She is, as she has told me, a deserter from the military. She and her best buddy Seach Barlow (don’t ask me, that’s what he said his name was) both ran away from the military after receiving a distressing call from Jo’s husband — Relo Bomani (I recognize that the names are weird, but in the spirit of NaNoWriMo anything goes) — that they needed to run for their lives.
I don’t know what was threatening their lives just yet, but I imagine I’ll find out later. Whatever it was has kept them in hiding for 80 years or so … and I explain the science behind their freakishly long lives within the book. They are the futuristic equivalent of truckers, meaning they haul food, provisions, and fuel to each of the space stations peppering the galaxy (also explained in the book). This keeps them mobile and anonymous, which is exactly what two deserters from the military would want.
But .. uh-oh … I have to upset their balance in Chapter One to keep the plot interesting. So I threw a baby at them. (Not their baby, they’re not romantically inclined, and I didn’t have it fly through the air, so calm down.)
In any case, I am ending this week with a word count of 5,076. Which is super-fabulous.