NanowriMondays 1

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It’s that time of year again! Time for the more crazy among us to attempt to drive ourselves batshit insane! I mean… Time to write 50,000 words in 30 days! For the month of November I’ll be replacing my usual Media Monday posts with NanowriMondays (borrowed last year from Casey @ The Bookish Type, who sadly is no longer blogging). They’ll cover my progress, the frustrations and excitement, and some basics of the story I’m writing.

This year has seen a much slower start than last year. I had a lot to worry about in the last few weeks of October, which meant I spent very little time planning out what I was going to do. It certainly didn’t help that November first was much closer to the weekend than last year – every year I help my mom out with her craft show the first weekend in November, and last year I managed to get myself ahead enough that a few days off from writing didn’t matter too much. This year? Not so much.

Then, of course, there’s the problem of what to write. Since I had so little time to think about it and prepare, I threw together a few ideas and decided to call them a sequel to last year’s novel. I haven’t edited that one much yet, aside from reading it through and trying not to vomit in the nearest trash can from how bad it was, so a tiny part of me still didn’t really want to write this story. What’s the point of writing a sequel when the first one needs to be completely rewritten? After writing a mere 2500 words, I was already stuck (too many conflicting ideas), and kind of bored with what I was writing.

And then I talked to Kristilyn (from Reading in Winter). She fixed EVERYTHING! Isn’t it amazing how a new set of eyes can completely give you a new perspective? Sadly I haven’t had much time to write since I talked to her. But just to give you an idea of the difference – it took me the first 3-4 days to write my first 2500 words. Last night, I wrote over 1000 in ONE HOUR! Talk about a huge difference!

Now, even though I’m more than 5000 words behind (EEP!) I am newly excited for writing this book. My goal for this weekend (the next time I have a whole day to myself) is to write 10,000 words between Friday and Saturday together. Since last year I did on occasion manage 10,000 in one day if I was really focused and determined, I don’t think this is too unrealistic of a goal. Wish me luck!

Nanowrimo progress
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If he can do it, so can you!
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2 Responses to “NanowriMondays 1”

  1. Wow — 10,000 words in one day? That’s crazy but awesome! I hope I can try that. My hubs is home this weekend and while I’ve told him I’m doing NaNo and he shouldn’t bug me, he usually does. I’m trying to get as ahead as I can and then hopefully I can just try for the bare minimum each day of the weekend.

    I do have to say that I LOVE the Project Task Manager. Even if I pass my goal for one day, it still sets me back the next day to write 1,667 words. It helps me get ahead, so long as I try to reach (or pass) my goal each day. SO MUCH BETTER THAN WORD!

    And I’m so happy that you’re writing more! And that the story is starting to work a bit better. I’m always here to help! :)

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