Nanowrimo – Day One

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!

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  1. Congratulations on a great start to the day (and month!) I’ll be following with interest. I’m not participating this year, but I am considering it in the future. Good luck! And enjoy the journey!

    • Alyce on November 1, 2011 at 10:09

    Good luck with your month of writing! I forgot that NaNoWriMo started today. Congrats on all of your progress on the first day!

  2. Good luck with your writing. Seems like you have a great strategy for success. I think writing in the morning before all of the stuff of the day happens is a really good idea!

  3. Good luck!

  4. I’m a night owl, so most of my best thinking happens late in the day. This night owl is writing about an owl —> Athena’s Owl, to be exact, though the owl herself is merely the inspiration for what happens. I, too, am aiming at 2,000 words a day. Or more, when the words are flowing. The last time I did NaNoWriMo (2009), I passed the 61,000 mark on Day 30. Go, Wendy! We can do it!

    • Becca on November 3, 2011 at 06:49

    Congratulations, Wendy, on taking on this challenge! Having completed it a couple of times, I know it’s very satisfying.

    I always work better in the morning too, although occasionally if I got started late at night things would take off for some reason and I’d be up til all hours! Sometimes you just have to fit it in wherever you can 🙂

    Best of luck!

    • Darlene on November 3, 2011 at 16:00

    Good luck Wendy! I really need to get more focused on my writing than I have been. I usually get my stuff done at night after my pup finally goes to sleep. He gets into way too much trouble during the day.

    • Wendy on November 8, 2011 at 14:02

    Thanks to each and every one of you for your encouraging words!!

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