So. Yeah. NaNoWriMo Day 1


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


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!)

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  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.

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    • 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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