So. Yeah. NaNoWriMo Day 1

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Well, I’m on that NanWriMo train. Or probably more accurately,  looking at this year’s badge, spaceship. My current word count?

0.

Haven’t decided yet what I’m writing. I have some old works-in-progress to finish, and I can’t help but think that getting them done would be, what we call in the writing game, a good thing.

But there’s always that allure of a fresh, new, uncharted story, one with just an amorphous beginning and a million possibilities to get to the end. It’s responsibility or frivolity, finishing versus starting.

One of the magical things about NaNo is that it instantly shifts writing to a priority.  There is no “I should” or “why don’t I.” You have to get your words in, that’s the point. So to what project do I give that priority?

I even posted a twitter poll to get an outside eye.

It landed 50/50. Note to self: never do a poll with two options again.

It’s pretty symbolic of my approach to writing lately, spending so much time thinking about what I should be getting done that the words don’t hit the page. NaNo puts an end to that.

As soon as I begin.

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7 thoughts on “So. Yeah. NaNoWriMo Day 1

    • Aw thanks. I’ve done it a bunch of times, so I know that I can, and I also know you could if you wanted! You don’t write a whole book at once, you just do it 1,667 words at a time. You’d be surprised how quickly those words go.

      Some people plan and outline, but I just don’t write that way.

      If you decide to jump in and want to buddy up, I’m ILWolf (that goes for any bloggy NaNoers!)

  1. Hey, this is my first NaNoWriMo myself and my counter’s at “0” right now, too, so no worries. Perhaps a couple of awesome days will get you going nuts and caught up (or surpassing your daily goals) in no time. I forgot about this until three days ago, so I’m not ready to write it out til I get a bit more sequencing done. But hey, its a good experience to see what you’re capable of…that’s how I’m looking at it.

    • Absolutely! And at least you get some words on the board!

      I actually managed to hit my goal for today, though it’s the buckling down and doing it that is the challenge. I am definitely out of NaNo shape.

      Good luck with your very first NaNo!

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