NaNoWriMo 2022: Day 1

Boone could still remember the day the sky broke.

And thus began the story of our gunslinger and the crew of the pirate ship he happened to find himself traveling with. If any of this sounds familiar to my longtime readers, it’s because some of it is based the novel I began for last year’s NaNoWriMo.

Boone wasn’t a character I was ready to let go of. And, sometimes storytelling is not about what happens along the journey, it’s about the characters and how they respond to the world that is going on around them. I wanted to continue exploring this character in a much different world and within a whole other set of circumstances.

I don’t know where the story is going, but I do have the premise. The world is as real in my mind as the one that I am actually living in. But, it’s not the world that is interesting. It’s the characters.

I’ll keep this post relatively short today. I’m mostly just celebrating hitting my word count on Day 1 of NaNoWriMo 2022:

NaNoWriMo project for 2022, displaying my total word count.

For my first day back in the saddle, I managed 1,773 words, breaking my daily goal of 1,667.

I got off to a rough start with the first 600 or so words, trying to allow the scene to unfold. I could tell I was a bit rusty.

I haven’t done as much daily writing in the past few months, not like I’m accustomed to. And, I haven’t read nearly as much fiction in 2022. My reading habits have leaned toward financial books as of late. So, I had to get back in the right mindset for this challenge.

With a bit of liquid courage (i.e., coffee) and a short break, I finally hit a stride to close out my first writing session. I’m excited to see what tomorrow holds for Boone and the crew.