Monday, November 10, 2014

2014:NaNoWriMo Week One Explodes

Torturous, my preparation did not allow for the unforeseen family issues popping up during my first week of NaNoWriMo. I scheduled the local write-ins on my Google+ Calendar. I planned to hunker down with my fellow WriMos and write my heart out.  Didn't happen! I squeezed out my story in the wee hours of the night, in waiting rooms of health services, and anywhere I could sit for a half hour and write the next section.

To add to my frustration, I wanted to finish early so I could get a better discount from Scrivener for completing my 50,000 words. What I didn't realize was my tutorial watching and software learning took days off my trial run. So I am under the gun to finish my 50,000 words sooner than I planned.

This stop and start method of writing makes me feel stilted. My story doesn't feel like it has the rhythm and flow I like to see in my writing. I don't know if my feelings are the result of the external pressures of my environment or if my idea isn't good.

Here is the bottom line: Completed 13, 466 words in 9 days. I have 36,534 words to write in 21 days. I can accomplish this feat if I write more than 1740 words daily.
The added pressures comes with wanting to finish early before my trial of Scrivener evaporates with all my notes and my book.  I need to write 1922 words per day. Can I do it? Only my "little grey cells" know for sure. Until next week readers, write on.



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