A False Start

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

4 Chiming In
So, here it is, NaNo: Day 3, and I'm on novel #2.

No, I didn't do a suicidal marathon typing binge and hammer out 25K a day for two days (though it would be interesting to try that, hmm....) Apparently, my original story has abdicated to its successor.

Story one was like pulling teeth. I know how it goes, but can't quite get it on paper yet. Story two is being more cooperative. 10,190 words and counting. Woo Hoo.

Back to the WIP.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

1 Chiming In
Who knew novel writing had its very own month? (You'd think a writer might know that, but well... I didn't.)

Apparently, every year for the last 11, November has been National Novel Writing Month, where participants are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel in one month by hitting a goal of just over 1,600 words/day. (On the same novel, of course ;-))

I've decided to try it out this year and see what happens. Hopefully having a concrete level and goal will help with time budgeting.

I know I'm capable of that many words in that period of time (I wrote 800K words last year alone, which comes out to around 66K a month) but they were on multiple projects of varying lengths.

So, now I'm going to stop procrastinating and get back to my totally awesome WIP.