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I wrote about 2, 289 words yesterday for the Warrior Tithe project, bringing my NaNoWriMo word count to 28086 words. This means that I’m behind on NaNo and not writing Eastside Faerie. However, because I took a step back and took a break from the project, I realized I wrote myself into a corner withContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 19: Getting Over the Hump”
I woke up in the rental while it was still pitch black outside. The Pacific Northwest gray and rainy that blossomed at dawn and a good cup of coffee made for the perfect writing ambience. I wrote about a thousand words and got some marketing work done. After we drove home, I spent the afternoonContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 16: How it Went”
In the Before Times, rubber ducks were the mascot for Seattle area NaNoWriMo participants. (In case you haven’t heard it rains here a lot, but we like it.) We’d place one in our writing space during NaNoWriMo to identify each other. It was a cool way for participants to meet and commiserate. I carried oneContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 13: What’s with the Ducks, You Ask?”
In the chart above, you can see that my daily word count is like Zoro’s signature mark, zig zagging. But, on a daily basis, I’m hitting either the mark or just below. I’m okay with not hitting the word count every day. I’m okay with not ‘winning’ NaNoWriMo. Why? Because I’m writing every day. I’mContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 8: Why I’m Okay with Hitting Shy of the Mark”
On day six, I spaced. I got distracted by reading up on ways to improve my website and social media in the morning. I had to pause doing that several times to help my kids with their school work. I got a good hour of writing in before I had to go to a virtualContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 6: Almost Missed the Mark”
Today started with checking the internet for election results. I realized that was only an anxiety-inducing spiral, so I started up a virtual write-in for my writers group. The story took a bit to get started, but then the words flowed from my fingers. A subplot developed, and I wrote two scenes that weren’t evenContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 4: How It Went”