The day has arrived! I can now add my word count updates to my NaNoWriMo site and the race to reaching my word count goal is on!
When I first signed up, I had decided to only work on one project. As you may know from my previous blog posts on writing, I have two works in projects — both about transracial adoptees. As I spent the last few days prepping and writing, I realized that I can continue working on both projects throughout Camp.
So, here are my goals:
- Project HQ is my Young Adult Fiction featuring a Chinese, transracial adoptee protagonist. I have 40,000 words in my draft. My goal is to write another 30,000 to complete my draft.
- Project NB is a contemporary romance, again, featuring a Chinese, transracial adoptee protagonist. My zero draft was started at the time of my breakup. I read it and now have a completely different perspective and direction I want to go with it. I am re-writing this draft and want to get 5,000 written in a brand new draft.
Note: While both novels feature transracial adoptee protagonists, they are not about adoption. Instead, I hope to write about stories that includes glimpses into how being adoptee adds a layer of trauma and resilience into one’s life.
I am a bit anxious about this month. While I am very motivated right now, I know that there is going to be that slump in a week or two where I question why I even signed up for it.
I’ll be updated regularly not only to bring you along on this, but to document this experience for my own records. Until the next update,