NaNoWriMo Day 11: The Day I Wrote ALL THE WORDS

I started day 11 of NaNoWriMo at 4:30am, groggily trudging downstairs to make coffee. I wrote two thousand words by noon, and took a walk with the kids and kitten during lunch. I sat down this afternoon and wrote another thousand. My word count now totals 19,054, which is ahead. I could keep going, but[…]

NaNoWriMo Day 8: Why I’m Okay with Hitting Shy of the Mark

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’m[…]

NaNoWriMo Day 4: How It Went

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 even[…]

NaNoWriMo Day 3: How It Went

Normally on Tuesdays, I lift weights, but I was having car trouble so had to rent a car while mine received repairs. It’s pouring rain and visibility is low. The rental placed moved and the nice lady in the business where the rental place used to be stared at us blankly and said, ‘E******** hasn’t[…]