Yesterday was the first of November and you know what that means! NaNoWriMo has begun!! I’ve been diligently plugging away, starting at midnight on Halloween night. I wrote about 700 words before I went to bed, staying up way past my bed time in the process. When I woke up yesterday, I wasn’t really excited about my story idea and as I tried to muster up some motivation to work on it, I realized that I am sorely out of writing practice. My writing muscles are considerably flabby. *wobble wobble* Last year (or was it the year before?) I had at least done some prepwork for NaNoWriMo. Not to mention I had been a more consistent blogger. I managed to hit my qutoa for the day anyway. Yay! I know I’ll get back into the swing of things, but that isn’t to say I didn’t consider throwing in the towel already. But I’ll keep at it anyway. Because it’s worth it. Anyone else out there doing NaNo? Feel free to add me as a buddy!
5 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo One Day In”
I started strong and hope to keep going that way. I feel more prepared than I did either of the previous two years and am already interested to see where the characters are taking me! I kinda feel for the first time that the characters are dragging ME on the adventure and it’s kinda cool! :D
Well. I kept getting emails. And then yesterday I started a story that’s been brewing in my head for a bit. It’s more of a youth novel, but maybe I can make it long enough. I’ve never gotten very far though. But here I go. And I only have 538 words.
Good Luck! Maybe we should have a write-in next week?
Just remember what Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird said about shitty first drafts– you can always rewrite, but you’ve got to have something to work with! So just keep pounding away, even if it’s just an outline and snippets to start! You will get there!
Have I added you as a friend over there? I think I did. /scratches head/ I finally got inspired last night and I’m hoping to start on the story after the kids go to bed. :)
I’d planned to do NaNo, and have even done some prep-work, but my heart’s just not in it this year. So I’m bowing out, but I’ll cheer you on from the sidelines!
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