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#NaNoWriMo18 Day 3

Day 3

Word Count: 5077

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I didn’t want to write today.  Work sucked and I was tired.  Overall, it was just not a good day.  There was nothing more I want to do than curl up in bed with a glass of wine and binge one of my favorite dramas.  I didn’t want to write.  I didn’t want to think.  I just wanted the world to stand still and let me catch my breath.

But, I’m a writer.  It’s November and I have dedicated myself to completing NaNoWriMo.  So, I wrote even when I didn’t feel like it.  I met my word count, but I’m going to admit I feel like I just wrote a bunch of garbage.  Utter and complete trash!

I wasn’t feeling the scene and the way the events played out was too mundane.  In this particular scene, I needed to get Lizzy to meet Dreven, but how was I supposed to introduce him in a way that would draw the reader to want to know more about him?

Dreven is the antagonist/love interest/ eventual hero (possibly).  I want him to make a firm impact on the reader right from the start.  But how?  The scene played out where Lizzy and her dad were having dinner.  I mentioned that Lizzy’s culinary skills are sub-par, which is something I will hit again later in the novel.  To introduce Dreven there was a knock on the front door and in he walks.

There you go.  No spectacular entrance.  No wow factor.  Just “Hi, I’m here!” Needless to say, this type of entrance was not going to work for me, but I was too tired to care.  So, I wrote trash and I kept it.  On Day 4, I planned to sort the garbage and turn it into treasure.

5000 words
Celebrate the small victories!

ABOUT CYNTHIA BRANDEL

42132018_1993653480698198_5846043139508273152_nOther than being an awesome mom and a devoted wife, Cynthia is an avid explorer traveling through the galaxy of her mind meeting new and interesting people along the way.  Her destination is unknown, but the fun is in the journey.

Cynthia’s first exploration took her to the world of Sanctoria, a place full of magic and mystery.  After falling in love and leading an army to war, Cynthia left Sanctoria and continued on her journey.

Currently, Cynthia resides in one of the Revenant cities on Earth.  What mysteries will the city hold and where will Cynthia end up?  Who knows?  But you can guarantee that Cynthia will tell us all about it!

https://cynthiabrandel.com

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