Slow and steady wins the…something


Well, after last week’s last blog, the obvious question is, How goes NaNoWriMo?

In one word, slow. Because I am working on a book I already started, I dropped 14,000 words in on the first day of NaNoWriMo, and have since added about 6500 words. That’s not too bad, considering that today is only Day 5 of the month-long event. But as usual, I am pushing myself to do more than I am willing to do. The spirit is willing, but the body is…lazy. I have had a talk with myself and said, “Self, you can at least plan on writing one 2,000-word chapter a day. Is that too much to ask?” And my Self answers back, “Huh? You talking to me?”

But that’s the plan at this point. I usually try to do a little more than the minimum, simply because all kinds of unforeseen things happen that are…unforeseen. If I write 30,000 words in 15 days, I will have my book completed. And even though I technically haven’t written 50,000 words in 30 days, I will have my novel completed, which for me is more important anyway.

So that’s the plan. I will keep you posted as time goes on.

 

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