Chase, The First Weeks

The time has finally come for me to start writing and shoveling my stats down your throats. But what can you do about it?

So on the first day I opened a fresh document with excitement and eagerness. I was ready to pour all the emotions into my writing. And then stared at the courser for a few minutes, racking my brain over the hook.

I finally decided on the hook:

The minute I looked in the mirror I regretted getting out of bed.


That kick started me and I wrote. Not a ton, but I still made a dent on the project.

Day 2 (February 28)

Words written: 319

Total words written: 697

Stressed Out from Twenty-One Pilots played from my headphones and the sounds of the city faded into the background.

After a certain someone talked about Twenty-One Pilots, I wanted to check them out. I don’t love all the songs, but one of my favorites was Stressed out.

That song relates to Micah and what she goes through during the novel, so I figured to add it in.

I did a word sprint that day for about 15 minutes. I’m almost afraid of writing since I don’t want it to turn out like the other. I’m being very careful with word choice and writing, instead of letting it loose and having fun. I guess my writing took on some professional edge instead of the fun loving book I hoped for.

I needed something to shake me from the seriousness so I dug around in the garage and found a skateboard. Now Micah and Asher skate a lot, so I wanted to give it a try.

I’m not half that bad, though I still have a slight fear of falling since I still have the scar from last September. I don’t know any tricks, yet. So now whenever I feel uninspired to write, but want to write, I just head out into the chilly air and do some skating.

The school hallways teemed with students heading to their next class. Girls stood in tiny gossip circles while the boys slammed each other into the lockers, hollering at each other.

The exact description of what my school hallway looks like.

Day 3 (March 2)

Words Written: 852

Total words written: 1549

I’m not writing everyday since school is time-consuming, I have YouTube videos to film and edit, and I have a social life and a family.

So I’m not writing as much as I hoped. But that day went really smooth and I just sat and wrote. I didn’t need an inspiration skateboarding time, I didn’t need special music, I just sat and wrote. It was thrilling and I loved it.

I remembered Mya, Annabeth, and Hailey from two years ago. They were sitting in a table near the garbage cans with Jacob, Percy, Connor, and Steven.

Yes, I mostly used names from the Percy Jackson books. Sue me for being a fangirl.

Day 4 (March 4-7)

Words written: 550

Total words: 2099

The only reason I put 4 days into one day is because I wrote a few words here and there, but never sat down and wrote. I’m finally getting into the action portions where I can showcase my attempts of a sassy teen girl.

I plastered a fake smile on my face and cocked my head. “So sorry Barbie.” I pouted, “you must be blind to not see me in front of you. Or could you not see through your fake eyelashes?”

The context of this snippet: Micah is having a stare down with Phoebe in the school cafeteria after Micah hulimated Phoebe in front of the school. Phoebe is a very prissy popular girl who is mean to everyone and anyone.

Writing is getting more natural for me. I haven’t done a lot in the past few months so it took me a bit to get used to it. But now I can write with my words flowing from my brain, through my fingertips, and dancing across the pixelated screen.

Day 5 (March 11-12)

Words Written: 1451

Total Words Written: 3550

I decided to do something different this time. I had my dad drop me off at the library and I brought my laptop with me.

So after I had broused the shelves, I settled down on a chair and wrote my novel. It was surprisingly nice and I’m going to do it. I liked the change of scene provided and it gave me inspiration.

And that is that. The first bits of writing compiled into one blog post.


Are any of you guys going to do Camp NaNoWriMo? Comment down below and let me know.

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