NaNoWriMo Week 1 UPDATE

NaNoWriMo Week 1 Wrap-Up

The first week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end and I am currently sitting at 10,243 words! I wrote over 10,000 words! I know I’m still a day behind, but I’m still in awe of the fact that I wrote so much!

The name of my novel is The Academy, but that’s definitely a work in progress. Here’s the synopsis of my story:

A group of teenage misfits get sent to the Academy-a prestigious school for those who are gifted with magical abilities. But, not all is as it seems when a mysterious killer starts to threaten their lives. Together, the four teens must band together to figure out what’s actually going on in the Academy.

I am a pantser—I barely did any planning for the novel I’m writing. But I really like where my story’s going. It’s told in third person through four main points of view, with extra ones thrown in here and there. The main problem I’m having is that I’m starting to get really attached to the side characters I’m creating. I really don’t want to go all A Court of Thorns and Roses on the story. By that, I mean I don’t want to become way more attached to the side characters rather than the main characters. It’s not even that I don’t like my main characters because I do. I just put more of myself into the side characters so I find them more relatable and easier to write about.

Anyways, my novel has a HUGE cast of characters. I just keep on adding character after character. I think that’s another problem, too. I honestly can’t keep track of all of the characters and I’m only on CHAPTER 5. I’m going all Game of Thrones up on this book too!

In conclusion, my book is a combination of Game of Thrones and A Court of Thorns and Roses, but not in the story sense, more so in the way I’m writing the characters. If anyone has any suggestions on what I can do to fix this problem, I would greatly appreciate it if you could comment down below!

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