Friday, November 9, 2012

NaNoWriMo Update

Well, I'm here to update you all on this whole NaNoWriMo thing. To start, it's been tough. A lot more difficult than I thought it would be. I figured I'd be disciplined. I'd get up every morning, sit down at my desk, and write. Well that's only happened once...in a week. On November 1st, I sat down and wrote over 1,600 words.

But as the week went on, I felt discouraged and frustrated. Like any writer feels. So I reached out to my close friend and writing partner to vent and came to a big realization in the process. I need to redefine this whole NaNoWriMo for 2012 for me. For what works with my schedule, with my topic, with my mind.


Old Goal: Hit 50,000 words
New Goal: Write an entire first rough draft of my book. It doesn't matter how many words, and it doesn't matter if I don't write every day, or how many words I write, just so long as I finish the whole first draft by December 1st. 


Much better! I feel confident in finishing all 25 chapters (that's the total I've set for the book). I'm on Chapter 4 as I write this blog post. Yeah, I'm not on a set schedule, but I'm babysitting on Saturday night, so I can get a good chunk of writing done after she goes to sleep.

Happy weekend friends!
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10 comments:

Neely said...

Im doing it too and I for sure have days where I struggle

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Glad you re-defined your goal into something that works better for you! That's great, girl! :)

Elle Sees said...

admiring everyone who can do this! wowza!

Sunny & Star said...

Good luck with the writing!

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Natalie said...

I know you'll do it! You usually meet your goals...can't wait to see it when you are done!

Adam said...

good luck

Audrey Allure said...

Good luck with your writing!

Courtney B said...

So glad you redefined your rules and that these will totally work for you! Good luck! I KNOW you can do it!

DWei said...

Congrats! I need to gt started on my papers and projects soon too. :(

Janna Renee said...

That sounds like a very good goal. I only wish I was doing it with you!!