#NaNoWriMo 2009 – Day 1

Another year of NaNoWriMo and I’m determined to complete my novel this year!

So far I’ve written 300 words in the past twenty minutes and am now stopping for tonight to gather my thoughts. I’m not sure where I want this novel to go or even it’s most basic plot outline, but I’ve started with a general description of some places. The following is an excerpt of one of the central planets featured. At least I think it will be a central planet!

Asteria was both a shining example and a dark mark on the galactic parliament. It was never an important planet with merely fifty million inhabitants on the small sphere, most of whom were honest and kind. Its gravitational pull was stronger than the galactic average and reliant on the seasons of which it had twenty-two, all with their own celebrations. Landing ships was only possible during eight of them and it even affected ships passing the planet on their routes in neighbouring systems. The citizens of Asteria were used to the conditions, they treasured the ritual change of seasons and enjoyed not having visitors all year round despite being located near the centre of the galaxy.

Obviously first draft and incomplete.

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6 Responses to #NaNoWriMo 2009 – Day 1

  1. Amykate says:

    Ooo, nice extract! Very nice…. :)

    Glad i’m not the only one without a firm plot, I’m up to 226 words.
    Going back to bed now with a cup of tea and going to hash out an outline else it’ll just turn into a series of rants about any every day programmer :)


  2. Peter says:

    Mmm Superheavyweight planet :) I’m about to post my first days work but I think this afternoon I’m going out for food so ideas can mush about for a bit to solidify into a layer of good, honest cream on top of the milky mess of my psyche.


  3. Cat says:

    Superheavyweight indeed! That’s what a few bottles of cider do to me! ;)

    Amy, I would read rants about any every day programmer!


  4. As soon as you say there’s a whole planet with 50 million nice kind people on it, I assume something really bad is going to happen to them.

    Not sure if that’s helpful or not. Keep it up though.


  5. Cat says:

    Yep, that’s already happened within the first 608 words! ;)


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