It’s day 6 in my unofficial participation in National Novel Writing Month and all is still going well. I wrote another three and a half pages today on the new story I’ve been working on. The character is still bopping around and the words are flowing. It was a little slow going when I first started this morning, but I think that’s just because I overslept and felt tired.
I read some other blog posts of NaNoWriMo participants — official ones, I think — this morning, and I feel like I’m cheating a bit, hence the UNofficial participation. Official participants are sweating over word counts and I just have to make sure I put fingers to keys every day. To write 50,000 words in 30 days (as official NaNoWriMo participants are challenged to do), you’d have to get down 1,667 words a day. I did only 1,074 this morning, so I’d be way behind.
Of course, my unofficial participation began because I was revising my novel and hadn’t planned to jump onto a new project, and I couldn’t figure out a way to do good word counts for revising.
I might not be stacking up 1,667 words a day, but I do feel good to be writing every day. Of course, if I had officially participated in NaNoWriMo (if I had had the courage), by the end of the year I might have had two novels to pitch to editors and agents. Next year!
How’s your writing going?