Today is November 1st – day one of Nanowrimo. I woke up early, thinking about my novel. I have decided that the best time for me to write will be mornings – before my brain is muddled by work, when my ideas are fresh from a good night’s sleep, while the coffee is hot. Mornings are usually when I write my book reviews, so it makes sense that they would be a good time to write my novel.
This morning I sat down and wrote more than 1400 words in just over an hour. Are they good? Some of them are. Some of them are not. But, I have learned to not look back. Keep writing. Keep moving forward. Looking back happens after Nanowrimo, when the whole mess of the first draft is there.
Day one is not over yet. I am shooting to write 2000 words a day (about 400 more than I need to in order to complete 50,000 words in 30 days). If I can stay on track, I’ll finish before the end of the month. Wish me luck!
If you are doing Nanowrimo this year, consider adding me as a buddy – and I’ll return the favor!
**My plan is to give you updates on my progress weekly – or more depending on whether or not I have anything important to say!