NaNoWriMo 2017 Writing Processes – Word of the Day Challenge 14

NaNoWriMo word challenge


Hello everyone! How are you today?

I love today’s word of the day, Stellar. As you may be able to guess, I’m a bit in love with space so this one sings to me! I started the process of moving my blog over to last night, which means I’ll be able to do a lot more cool things on here so I’m excited! I’m hoping it’s not going to be too time consuming but I know what I’m like… it probably will be hah.

How are your word counts looking? You’ve probably noticed I haven’t really said mine. That’s because I’m nowhere near where I’d like to be. Oops.



Genre and Writing Process

What genre are you writing this Nano? Is it something you’ve written before?

The last two projects I worked on were fantasy, but this year I’m trying YA Sci-fi. I love reading it, I’m obsessed with space in general so it made sense to give it a go. It’s a learning curve though, there are so many things that I can’t just make up because I feel with sci-fi people expect an element of accuracy. However, I have got magic as well so I think I have some wiggle room.

How do you balance researching related to your genre and writing in sprints? Do you make notes as you go or do you prep? Do you down tools and google? I’m so interested in hearing your writing processes!

If you’ve written in multiple genres, which d you find the easiest and why?


Word of the Day: November 14, 2017


adjective STEL-er

1 a : of or relating to the stars : astral

b : composed of stars

2 : of or relating to a theatrical or film star

3 a : principalleading

b : outstanding

Did You Know?

Stella, the Latin word for “star,” shines brightly in the word constellation, but stella words have been favored by scientists to describe earthly things as much as heavenly bodies. Stellar was once used to mean “star-shaped.” That use is no longer current, but today biologists and geologists might use one of these synonyms: stellularstellate, and stelliform. Poets, too, have looked to stella. John Milton used stellar in its infancy when he wrote in Paradise Lost “these soft fires … shed down their stellar virtue.” Stellar shot into its leading role as a synonym of star (as when we say “stellar pupil”) in the late 1800s.


Kelly’s stellar academic record should help her gain acceptance to almost any college she wants to attend.

“The carbon-rich asteroid is like a time capsule from more than 4.5 billion years ago when the solar system formed. Scientists hope that the samples that Osiris-Rex collects and brings to Earth in 2023 will contain clues from the earliest history of our stellarneighborhood.” — Nicholas St. Fleur, The New York Times, 28 Sept. 2017


We’re nearly half way through! Keep on going guys, we got this.


2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2017 Writing Processes – Word of the Day Challenge 14

  1. I usually write YA mystery with romance, but this NaNo I’m trying something new. Still in the YA genre, but more with friendships and paranormal elements. It’s definitely a weird change of pace for me, but I’m enjoying it. Hope to hear more about your WIP soon! 🙂

  2. Ahh I love the word stellar so much and I don’t know why. Also! I love to read fantasy and sci-fi but I’m realising, besides fanfiction in fantasy genres, I mostly write contemporary? The project I’m working on right now is fantasy-esque. (At the moment, no magic or dragons though that may change in a couple of chapters, and will definitely change in draft two).

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