Today is November 1, which makes it Day 1 of NaNoWriMo 2019.
In this inaugural leg of what should be a grand voyage, I got off to a wholly average start.
I’m a pretty methodical sort, so I came into NaNoWriMo — as always — with an overall synopsis of my novel, expanded into the seven points of the seven-point story structure … and into mostly empty chapters, each with a “beat” to tell me where to go when I get there.
For the most part, I just click through the points and chapters, writing them in order, and that was the case today.
So, on Day 1, I tackled the very first thing in my new Dummy Malloy novel — The Hook.
I finished it, too, over a couple of writing sessions that yielded a complete chapter of 1767 word. In case you’re keeping score, that’s exactly 100 more than I needed to keep up the 30-day-novel pace that I started way back in … well, way back in the early hours of today.
In terms of plot, my hook has Dummy — our hero — staring at a heap of trouble, though she doesn’t know anything about it yet.
Tomorrow or the next day or the next — that’s when a new reality slaps Dummy in the face.