Monday, November 16, 2015

NaNoWriMo Week 2

Week two wasn't as productive as week 1 in terms of word count. I color code each day of writing so I can chart my daily progress. Here's the breakdown if you're interested.

Monday - 132
Tuesday - 239
Wednesday - 886
Thursday - 317
Friday - 451
Saturday - 1,267
Sunday - 109

On Saturday I wrote 629 words during a live virtual NaNo Write-In. It was fun but I couldn't completely shut off the inner editor and went back after the hour to clean up a bit. 

I only added 3,401 words to my WIP giving me a grand total of ,8536, falling short of my goal to hit 10,000 by Sunday night.

However, I did write every day for a total of 15 days of writing in a row.

That's great progress for me.

Week 3 here I come! How has NaNoWriMo been treating you?

Monday, November 9, 2015

NaNoWriMo 2015 Week 1

I mentioned in my last two posts that after a year off from writing I decided that I wanted to get back to it. I had tried to restart a couple of times during the year but approached writing as more of a chore than a passion.

 But I missed it. And even though I have a WiP to finish, I needed to try something new to reignite that love of writing that had been such a part of me. Something fresh and new, at least for the time being. So after my two oldest kids were settled at their universities (one a senior and one a freshman), after my new class adjusted to school by mid-October, and my younger two kids were nearly finished with their fall sports seasons, I was ready.

I had thought of participating in NaNoWriMo but didn't want to commit unless I really had the desire to write every day in November. I knew that meeting a daily goal of 1667 words most likely wouldn't happen; I know my schedule, my responsibilities as wife/mother/teacher and my limits. But if I could push myself every day to write something, then I would feel successful.

Guess what? I signed up on October 31, Halloween night, after taking my daughter trick-or-treating.

After my first week, I've reached 5500 words! I know I'm behind, and probably will be the whole month, by I'm ecstatic! It had been such a struggle to write a paragraph.

It's a young adult novel with a working title of Melanie Sole.

Hopefully, this will be the push I need to fall back in love with writing. So far, so good!

Good luck to all of you participating! Keep going! You can do it!

p.s. If you want a writing buddy on NaNoWriMo, I'm Suzie F. over there, too.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Apparently I'm Doing NaNoWriMo

I thought about it. I dismissed those thoughts.

I thought about it again but hadn't planned a thing.

As of last night, I wasn't joining the thousands of people writing 50,000 words during the month of November.

Then I woke up, went on Twitter and thought,

"Why the hell not?"

My working title is "Whatever." No title, no notes, I'm just free writing whatever I feel like for a month.

So, apparently I'm doing NaNoWriMo.

Wish me luck!