Saturday, November 10, 2012

National Novel Writing Month

We are now ten days into National Novel Writing Month, also called NaNoWriMo. Each year during this month, thousands of people from all over the world take a stab at producing a 50,000-word draft of a novel in just four weeks. Since November has 30 days, that means we're a third of the way through, but I've written 20,520 words as of tonight. I'm not good at math, so I leave it to you to figure out the details, but even I can tell that while a third of the days are done,  I'm more than a third of the way to my 50,000 word goal! I feel great about that!

Yes, it's a little inconvenient for us Americans that this event happens in November. This is the month of one of our biggest holidays (Thanksgiving) and it's full of extra travel, family, cooking, eating and, for some people, working. This isn't a month I would have picked to prioritize writing, but so what? Rather than snivel about it, I'm getting on with the wri-mo-ing.

OH, yeah....I am producing 50,000 words by the end of the month. I'm a Wrimo!

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