In anticipation of beginning the challenge in a couple of hours, I will make this post my update post.
Total word count for the month: 49,485
This is where I will put my observations, thoughts and notations …
Note1: Started off strong – mostly because I have been planning and mapping this start out for over a week. I doubt I will be able to keep this pace up; although my goal of 1750 words a day seems more achievable now than it seemed just yesterday.
Note2: Potential issue cropped up today. Hopefully it resolves itself without causing problems; we’ll see what happens.
Note3: With a night’s sleep and review, I believe I’ve overcome the potential issue noted above. I actually look forward to a more productive day tomorrow.
Note4: Today was a slog that drained me, both mentally and physically.
Note5: Dialogue is the subject of my writing now – it is something I feel I need to work on as I write, so writing is a bit more challenging now … we’ll see how tomorrow goes.
Note6: This narrative arc is a fun and engaging arc, but I am recognizing that it will need a few re-writes before it is ready for the final copy.
Note7: Still in the middle of expanding each branch. Hopefully one more day, then I can continue forward with the entire narrative arc.
Note8: Still slogging through expansion of the branches. Going slower than expected.
Note9: After pushing myself today, I am back on track, and I am looking forward to tomorrow’s session where I can advance the Pet the Dog narrative arc.
Note10: Migraine Day – waste of a writing day. Spent day outlining and planning, so the day was not a total waste.
Note11: Back on track - 2005 words written. If I continue to feel well, I’ll start making up words in the next writing session.
Note12: Dialogue, dialogue and more dialogue … today’s writing was all about the dialogue.
Note13: See post down-thread about the joy of dialogue.
Note15-16: Days Off - Migraine
Note17: Working on Dialogue still – made up my word count + almost 1600 words for next session.
Note18: Writing the first nexus point for Act Two’s narrative arcs – I’m ending the Pet the Dog arc and foreshadowing the Spoiler, Creator, Friendship and Romance arcs. I’ll be launching the Job/Every Day arc within the nexus point.
I’m working on a path with less dialogue. My brain misses the dialogue. I also almost got lost in an editing session today – I’ve been avoiding this by just writing and ignoring editing issues but I had to fix one today which led to another and another … luckily, I realized this and pulled out in time to write at least 2,000 words.
Note 28: Back to writing after a week delay. It feels good. I’ll make the 50,000 word goal of the contest, but not the 60,000 word goal I set for myself
Project Summary: “The Collaboration” is a project of three individuals combining our efforts together to form a game designed using concepts and principles that we believe in.
Project Setting: It is set in an alternative Victorian Age world consisting of twin cities – one with the working name of: “Upper City” and the other with the working name of “Under City” both of whom are connected by a vast underground water system named the Sea of Styx, the Rivers: Lethe, Acheron and Phlegethon.
Project Protagonist: The Main Character (MC) wakes up in a prison’s morgue. Once escaping the cold freezer they find themselves in, they discover that the morgue is the scene of a triple murder, a triple murder scene that the prison guards soon find the MC in the middle of. The MC has no memories of whom they are, but they discover the three murder victims identities and discover clues as to who murdered them.
The Opening Act: The MC must escape the prison and follow-up clues given as to both who they are and who murdered the people they stand accused of murdering.
The Second Act (WiP): Having escaped the prison, the MC has arrived at the docks of the Under City. It is at this point that the following narrative arcs are introduced:
- (Spoiler) - Main Arc
- Creator - Main Arc
- Pet the Dog - Transitional Arc
- Friendship - Relationship Arcs
- Romance - Relationship Arcs
- Job/Every Day - Exclusive Second Act Arcs
I am currently writing the “Pet the Dog” transitional arc – This serves as the beginning point of my NaNoWriMo efforts.
Last Updated: Nov 28th