NaNoWriMo 2017 Writing Inspiration – Word of the Day Challenge Day 3

NaNoWriMo word challenge

Day 3 already, how’s it looking? I bring you your Word of the Day challenge.

As I write this, it’s the second day of NaNo (I know I wrote this SLIGHTLY in advance, neat, huh?) and I’m seriously considering changing my idea, again. Now, I heart my idea, I really do. I’ve been working on it for years, but I haven’t touched it for over a year and I’m just not familiar enough with it anymore. I’m finding myself confused, unsure and repeating myself and repeating myself (heh) and I kinda just want to write something fresh, with no complicated plot points that I’ve forgotten about…

So the 3k words I’ve written so far may be for nought. I’ll keep you updated. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know by now whether or not I have indeed ditched the idea and started fresh!

(Just after I wrote this I had a work crisis that lasted all evening and got no words done, so I think I’ll be staying with the same project!)

Writing Inspiration

If you’re lacking inspiration, One Word is a really neat tool –

  • Simple. You’ll see one word at the top of the screen
  • You have sixty seconds to write about it.
  • Don’t think. Just write.

If I go with the whole, changing my novel up on day 2, I’ll be giving one word a go for inspiration.



Word of the Day : November 3, 2017



adjective TIN-PAHT


: cheap or trivial of its kind : pettysmall-timetwo-bit


“Every fascist, authoritarian and tin-pot dictator in history has tried to shut down dissent.” — Michael Goodwin, The New York Post, 15 June 2017

“What a gaggle of tin-pot soldiers we were, the intelligent bored silly, the mediocre exhausted, and the dense frightened out of their wits.” — Paul West, Harper’s, January 2009


I hope your NaNo is going better than mine, have you ever changed your novel during NaNo before? Do the words I’ve already written still count?

Thanks for reading! I hope this challenge is helpful to you, good luck and catch you tomorrow!

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