NaNoWriMo 2021: Week Three Update

Hello Writer Bees!

Hope you all are staying creative and staying safe during National Novel Writing Month.

Week three has been pretty productive for me. I’ve been writing and editing a bunch. Lots of adding new content and deleting unnecessary sentences. The total word count is up and down, which is making me a little nervous. Guess that’s part of the revision and editing process. I’m still working, still writing, still keeping my head above water in NaNoWriMo land.

This week, I decided to finally tackle “the crater”. I brought this up in my NaNoWriMo plans. Basically, I have this empty section in the WIP’s plot. Think of it like the bridge between act two and act three is missing. I just need a scene or two to fill in the space and get readers ready for the finale. If that makes sense. For awhile, writer’s block had me stressed. I decided to use NaNoWriMo to deal with this looming, open lot of space. Instead of treating it like an inconvenience, I’m treating it like a blank canvas. Changing my frame of mind helped put words to paper and got me out of that funk.

Long story short, that empty space of story line – that dauting crater – is slowly being filled up and connecting to the overall narrative. What a sigh of relief.

Oh! Before I end this post, I might need your help, writer bees. I want to change one of my character’s names. The victim’s name for my murder mystery, actually. When I talked to my (non-writer) boyfriend about it, he thought I was freaking out over nothing. Which I do do, occasionally. But right now, this little change feels necessary. As much as I respect differing opinions, I think I need to trust my writer instinct on this one. Going with my gut here, I’m reaching out to you. If you have an idea for an early 20th century lady’s name, share your ideas in the comments. I’m open to suggestions, and currently checking baby name websites.

How’s your NaNoWriMo goals panning out? Talk to me in the comments.

Stay safe and stay creative.

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4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2021: Week Three Update

  1. Lessie, a nickname for Leslie (presumably) , there’s also Alberta or this is 16th century but it’s old and one of my favourite girl names Edith

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  2. You could call her Victoria, or Vic for short. Get it? Cuz vic is also short for victim? Ah ha ha! Heh heh heh…. Ahem. Baby name websites are a go-to for me too. Sometimes I stumble on a name meaning I really enjoy and fits perfectly with the character. Like the two were meant to be. Anyways, happy writing and good luck with the rest of NaNoWriMo!

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  3. When I was in college (back in the 1970’s), I worked with a woman named Eunice and another named Ellie (or Ellia), both of whom were born in the early part of the 20th Century. Names I remember my mom talking about were Nellie (short for Eleanor), Helen, and Olive. Best of luck with your continued writing and editing! -Susan

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