NaNoWriMo ’14: day one


Today was the first day of National Novel Writing Month, and boy as it exciting! 363 days after starting my journey with NaNoWriMo, I have now started on the second part of my novel. It was scary when the Halloween celebrations came to an end and the 260 something trick or treaters that I got went home after filling their bags with candy. Why? Because I knew NaNo was lurking just around the corner.

As midnight approached I logged in to the Tacoma/Pierce County NaNo chat and participated in my first ever Word War, where I wrote the first 700 words to my novel before 1 a.m. It’s not very normal sounding for the start of a novel, but then again, it isn’t a normal novel. It’s just a second half that I will be attaching to my NaNo ’13 novel when completed. And yes, my novel this year actually starts out with Chapter Ten: Machines of War.

After participating in NaNo Word Sprints all day, I have a total of 3756 words at the end of the first day. This is my best ever first day word count, counting last year’s NaNo and my two attempts at Camp NaNoWriMo.

It’s late, so I’m probably going to get ready for bed. I have to start some AP Government notes and then I will be free to write away all day tomorrow. Happy writing!

Who else is participating in NaNoWriMo this year? How did your first day go?


Author: Chase Charaba

Hello there! I'm Chase, an ambitious, aspiring young novelist and YouTuber who hopes to get a novel published one day. I'm also trying to produce the highest quality YouTube videos by constantly learning new ways to film and edit. I've been involved in journalism for 5 years, including 1 year as co-editor of a national award-winning high school newsmagazine and 1 year as the co-editor of an award-winning college newspaper. I write mainly epic/high fantasy, but I also mess around with science fiction, horror, and realistic fiction.

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