Friday, November 21, 2014

NaNoWrimo 2014

Can you believe it's already the third week of November? Next week is Thanksgiving, then before you know it, boom- 2015.

But, first...NaNoWriMo. This is my eighth year, and I'm so very behind! For those who don't know, NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth ( is an international personal challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I've done it twice. Even the ones I completed, got all muddled in the middle, and had tons to edit later. Still, it is just the push I need to get CFD (Crappy First Draft) done. I thrive in the ether of millions of writers being productive, updating word counts, and joining prompts and sprints.

So, this year's novel, Age of Immortality: Satan's Daughter (working title), is just over the 15,000 word mark, which is less than half the number I should be at, if I were keeping to the 1,167 word-per-day routine.

But, not to fear. There are whole days ahead where I can do quadruple numbers in long sessions. I wrote over 3200 yesterday. I can keep at it. Never mind that I have no idea what the heck my MC is doing. She's showing up in Nova Scotia, talking to some old guy that must be important to the story, yet I don't know how, yet.

Ah, NaNoWriMo.

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