So, we’re just about at the end of the first week of this year’s NaNoWriMo writing extravaganza, which means that those who are right on track should have about 11,667 words on the page at this point.
Each of the year’s I’ve participated, I’ve always found the first week to be pretty fun. The shine hasn’t yet worn off the initial story idea, words are still flowing pretty consistently, and there’s that feeling of really accomplishment at passing the 10,000 word mark. It’s the point in the process where I always think, “why don’t I do this every month.”
Then Week 2 comes around, but that’s a topic for another post.
So, how are things going with your writing this week?
Terrible! LOL. I’ve written two days, and gone to bed early for four days. Well, not early enough . . . . My story has a lot of promise, but it’s stuck — the first conflict isn’t coming, and so I am reluctant to sit down and write a bunch of drivel. On the other hand, when I NaNo, good things often come out of the drivel, so I should just suck it up. But . . . I want a nap so bad. Sigh.
I should stop complaining and go drivel for 500 words or so.
I say, let’s focus on those two days of writing and having a story with a lot of promise. The conflict will come – I’m sure of it – just like I”m sure that what you write won’t turn out to be drivel at all.
I came home from work today, left the television off (I didn’t want to see any election coverage until the results were final) and got down 1,550 pretty good words today, so I’m happy. Of course that is only about half the story that I thought of during my drive home, but getting half of it on the page is certainly better than none of it, so I’m considering the evening a win for now.
Good for you! I felt that now the election is done, it might be possible to free up some headspace for the story. Fingers crossed.
I’m pretty far behind. Did some traveling during which I have trouble getting words down. I’m still plugging away.
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