NaNoWriMo: Day 2

Note: for information on what this is and why I’m doing it, see the first post in the series.

I finished Day 1 with over 2,000 words, which is pretty good (I need 1,667 per day to finish on time). Right now, I have over 4,000 words and counting.

This novel is the most experimental thing I’ve ever written. It’s one of those things where I can’t tell if everyone will love it or hate it. Admittedly, that scares me a bit. But even if I knew with certainty that everyone would hate it, I would still write it. It has been sitting in my head for a long time and it feels very cathartic to just get it out.

I do a lot of research for my novels. Even if they are fantasy-based, there’s always some aspect that needs a little research. This one is no different, so here’s a research question I encountered today: what happens if a person is called to testify in court but they refuse? Is this allowed? A brief internet search implies that if you’re subpoenaed, you have to testify. In this case, for my novel, a character refuses to testify in an international court. Any lawyers out there reading this, please help out!