It’s that time of year again friends! NANOWRIMO! for those of you who are sure that I’ve finally gone completely insane, that stands for National Novel Writing Month. (as for the insane part…well….) People all over the world make a crazy declaration to write 50,000 words in one month (which just happens to be the beginning of the holiday season month, so technically it’s one of the worst months to do it in, but all well). You update your word count each day, see your stats, talk to fellow writers and tons of other things if you feel so inclined to get involved. The past two years I’ve just used it as a motivation to get back into the habit of writing and haven’t gotten too involved with the community, maybe one of these years I will!
In case you’re curious, to get the 50k down in one month, you’ve got to write 1,667 words a day.
Instead of starting a new story as is suggested, I decided to try and finish the first draft of my novel. On the 1st, I opened a new document and started typing. Got 1,666 words down. Woohoo! The 2nd, almost 600. The 3rd, 400. And then the 4th-9th? Nothing. Nada. Zip.
I had good reason though, family came to visit and we had a blast. Kids and puppies and yummy crock pot food (thanks sis!) and coffee. We can’t wait for them to come back (hint,hint, wink, wink)
Since then I’ve written almost 800. Soooo, I’m certainly behind but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things! I have to time my writing with Abby the puppy’s naps and when my brain actually works (which is something it’s been struggling to do this week). But i’m going to keep plugging away at it and even if I don’t finish this novel this month I’ll have made good headway! So, fellow nanos, keep writing! For the rest of you, enjoy the upcoming weekend and come back next week!
Here’s some cuteness before you go =)
pssst, this is mug is the greatest!