NaNoWriMo: stray observations

Day 3 in NaNoWriMo and I’m feeling good. That’s not to say that I’m stoked about what I’ve written, but I’m definitely happy that I have some words down – even if the NaNo algorithm tells me that this pace will have my finishing my 50,000 words on December 31. Woops.

Anyway, here are some of my stray observations from the journey so far:

  • I can already tell that I’m going to get obsessive about the word count – I’m almost tempted to hide the counter in Word so I don’t know where I’m at. While I’m not quite at the point where I’m updating my word count on the NaNo site every minute, I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about it.
  • Some people have lots of words already – I know I shouldn’t compare myself to other but that’s a pipe dream. Setting the whole exercise up as a community almost guarantees comparisons.
  • I can see how some prep would have been helpful – sometimes I feel like what I’m writing is actually technically prep work rather than stuff that will actually make the novel.
  • Every word I write on this blog is a word that’s not going towards my NaNo word count – what am I thinking? šŸ˜‰

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  1. Hope the Nanowrimoing is going well so far. I tried this last year, failing miserably at 25,000, but I learned an awful lot about how I write, my own process v how others do it. I think every would be writer should give it a go at least once because it’s an education if nothing else.

    Good luck and may you be blessed with high word counts! :-p


    • Thanks!! It’s going well so far – while I’m pretty sure what I’ve written won’t be winning any Pulitzers, it’s the kick up the bum I needed to stop talking about writing a book and start actually doing something. (Long may the motivation continue…)

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