Word count: 9,457 as of yesterday at 11:30 PM.
Song of the day: "For Emma"~Bon Iver
So how was everyone' first day of NaNo? I wrote more than I expected to. I had co-op, so that took up a lot of my day, but overall, I've written about 1,500 words since NaNo officially started. I wrote a lot before NaNo started, and that's the reason my word count is already so high. It also helps that the bare bones of my story were prewritten for me and that I have my plot wall.
"Plot wall? What is that?" I'm sure you're all asking. Well, it's pretty simple. In the week before NaNo started, I got my entire plot planned out on notecards that I then lined up in the bare space behind my bedroom door. I attached them using painter's tape and got my mom's permission. Here's a picture of mine.
The three columns are the plot in its entirety, but I'm open to adding something if I need to. The two notecards in the fourth column are the start of a list of random things I need to remember. One of those says "Work in a penguin." Pretty simple.