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Thursday, November 11, 2010

National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo

I decided to take a chance this year and participate in NaNoWriMo.

I thought about it last year and then I waited too long and didn't do it.

This year I felt prepared.  Even excited.  I mean it's only 1667 words a day.  That doesn't sound insurmountable.  That doesn't sound too difficult.  I felt certain that I could accomplish that with the utmost frequency.

I was ready.

Since signing up in late October I've received numerous pep talks and I've loved each and every one of them.  I've also fallen in love with my characters.  Sometimes I don't want to stop writing about them.  There have been quite a few occasions when I have written well over 1667 words on that particular day.

I'm proud to tell you in this Week Two of NaNoWriMo I have written over 17,000 words.  In this Week Two where many others have given up.  I have continued.

I have written these words even though I'm acting manager at the cafeteria and have numerous reasons for being exhausted.

I have written these words even though I cut my finger on Monday on a irresponsibly placed steak knife (but we aren't talking about that).

I have written these words even though because of the Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving Day holidays my evening work schedule is all askew.  Instead of having two meetings, some weeks I have four!

I have written these words in between soccer practice, cheerleading practice and boy scouts.

I have written these words in the car, at the beach, near the soccer field and even at an occasional meeting.

I have written these words and even if I don't reach that 50,000 word goal, no one can take away the 17,000 I've already written.

Here's to 33,000 words more by the end of the month.

6 random thoughts:

septembermom said...

You're awesome!! That's terrific :)
Keep going. I know you can do it.

Anonymous said...

BRAVO friend! You're amazing;)

Anonymous said...

Wow, way to go friend.

TortugaRachel said...

I tried that once, and got pretty far in my novel, although I didn't meet the goal for the month. I keep wanting to try again but keep forgetting until we're well into the month. Remind me next year and we can be novel buddies!!

Keep going!

Jenners said...

Yay for you!!! I think that your characters must really be speaking to you and you are compelled to write down what they have to say ... good job for sticking to it when most would have given up!

Go go go!

Dan said...

Good for you. I have done the blog post a day for several years, but not this year.

I never had the ambition to try to do the novel version - that seems like a huge time commitment. Good for you for making a run at it!

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