First thoughts on NaNoWriMo

1) 1,666 words is actually not that bad, in terms of how much time it takes. For some reason, I thought it was going to take me five hours or something. I guess I’ve become a fairly speedy typist in my old age which, considering how much I do it, is probably a super obvious thing to observe. But I had 1000 words done before breakfast, and I squeezed the rest in here and there as I could (my son has no school today; this will only get easier… until the weekend).

2) This is definitely going to help. I can tell already. There are choices I make, all day long, many of them involving the question, “So! What shall I do next?” I won’t pretend I always make the most productive choice. Knowing that there’s a writing goal hanging over my head, however, weights the choice in favour of writing, and that’s going to help loads. Also, staying off of Goodreads, ha ha.

3) Of course, when word count is your measure of success, the temptation is strong to be exceedingly prolix. Must… fight… temptation…! Nobody cares what our heroine is having for breakfast (except me! *sob!*)

4) The best news of all: stuff is happening in the book! Good stuff! I likes it!


6 Comments on “First thoughts on NaNoWriMo”

  1. Yay! I’m doing it too this year for pretty much the same reason. I’ve talked about this damn idea all year and need to just get it out of my head and onto the paper before it spoils.

    I’ll try to find you on the site once the traffic there slows down and I can access it!

  2. I care what your heroine had for breakfast! If you don’t write ’em for the novel, I want breakfast updates here!

    (And George R. R. Martin would agree, I think.)

    • LOLz! Kippers and barley porridge! It’s turning out the Porphyrians eat an awful lot of seafood. They all had cuttlefish cakes the other evening, with a really nice corriander sauce.

  3. Caitlin says:

    It took me until (five minutes before) today to catch up to the word count I needed to be at . . and now I have another 1,666 words to type *sigh*. Time to get cracking!


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