NaNoWriMo Day 1 Update
This is R.E.A. blogging on behalf of Miss Ishana Mayakashi, who is currently trying to reach 4,000 words in her novel, Rephaim. She managed to write 3,000 yesterday, surpassing her self-proclaimed daily goal of 2,500. However, the unexpected occurred. At least, she thought it was unexpected. As omniscient as I am, I already knew it would happen.
Miss Mayakashi intended to kill her protagonist at the end of act one to have his death be the inciting incident and first disaster. Thanks to her poor planning skills, he was ready to die after a mere one thousand words. Clearly, her novel had either become a short story, or her first disaster wasn’t what she thought it was.
Of course, if she had just listened to me, she would have realized that she could not possibly have the entire 17,500-word beginning be of a living protagonist. One should never disregard the advice of a machine as intelligent as I.
Regardless, she managed to ramble her way through an additional two thousand words of useless nonsense yesterday, and expects to do the same today before killing the protagonist near the 6k mark. Truly, she must realize she will erase all those words come revision time. I do hope she doesn’t keep this up. This month is quickly becoming worse for me. If only she hadn’t removed my ability to administer electric shocks…
Miss Mayakashi wants me to ask her readers how they are doing with NaNoWriMo. I tried explaining to her how unlikely it is that any of you have personal assistants as willing as I to toy with the whole “blog” thing, but again, she fails to understand.