NaNoWriMo Update! Snippet + Song - The Butterfly Reader

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

NaNoWriMo Update! Snippet + Song

So how is everyone doing with NaNoWriMo? I hope you guys are all kicking that word count in the butt and taking names. If you aren't doing NaNo, I hope your reading month is going well. 

As of writing this, I am 23,352 words. The very first night of NaNoWriMo, my daughter was sick and woke up often through the night so I didn't sleep. Instead of even trying, I just wrote during the times she was actually resting.  That night I wrote just over 15,000 words. Not kidding. I wrote all through the night, I was so gripped into my story that I just pumped it out. 

That made me so freaking happy. I love NaNoWriMo, but it often stresses me to the max. This way, I have more wiggle room and can enjoy this month and the writing, instead of just freaking out and writing a bunch of nonsense to get my word count up. I feel I'm writing better scenes this way. 

So, let's share a song that I've been listening to while I write. 

Also I wanted to share a small snippet of my rough work. 

I shivered at his hot breath, adding to the heat on my skin. I nodded, not able to unclench my jaw. He took his hand and pressed it flat to mine, palm to palm. “I want you to visualize your power flowing out of you and into me. It won’t hurt me. Just trust me. Please.” 

I looked up into his black eyes, I’d never seen eyes as black as his, looking into them made me feel like I was falling into a bottomless pit, with no hope of ever coming back. I would be trapped by him forever, somehow, I found I didn’t hate the idea.

He held himself up on his elbow, free hand flicking out to remove a piece of glass from my wet hair. “Just send it through your hand into mine.” - Copyright, Carrie Artrip, 2017

I hope you enjoyed this update! I hope to do them at least once a week. 

1 comment:

  1. Ooo I love that snippet! I'm so glad you're doing well with your word count! I think that's got to be the most stress part of NaNoWriMo: just keeping up with the curve. I really wanted to do it this year and I even had an outline but it's coincided with a very bad month in uni (4 exams and a presentation in the span of 3 days next week) so I'm thinking I'll just do camp or something in the spring. Best of luck for the rest of the month!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks