NaNo Note (2)

Remember, remember the fifth of November....

...when I hit 10K ahead of schedule.

I thought I would chime in with a quick update on my progress so far for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  I'd say overall I'm doing well this year.  I've stayed ahead of the daily minimums, which for me is crucial when I hit the middle portion of my story that more often than not spells a heap load of writer's block.

As for what I'm writing about, there's a title and brief story description on my NaNoWriMo author page.  The story sounds a lot better in that snippet than it does in my first 11,000 words, but I'm hoping that I can put some hard effort into pulling the shining story in my mind out of the slogging drivel I seem to typing out each day.

But as always, I just need to keep reminding myself that this is a draft.  Drafts don't have to be perfect.  They don't even have to be pretty.  The bottom line is that in just over three weeks, a story that's been simmering in my head for years will finally have made its way to paper (or actually computer screen, but you get the drift.)

Cheers and best wishes to all of those making this journey with me as well.  You have no idea how much your growing blue bars inspire and encourage me.  I would never attempt such insanity on my own and for this, I thank you all most kindly!

3 Response to "NaNo Note (2)"

  1. JC Phelps says:
    November 6, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Keep tapping those letters on the keyboard.

    I'm further than I expected to be but I have that same lag in the middle when I get there. Hopefully we'll both be able to get past it before it's too late. :-)

    JC

  2. StephanieD says:
    November 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Congrats to being ahead of schedule! Keep it up.

  3. Greg McConnell says:
    November 7, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Awesome, Lisa! Glad to hear you're ahead of schedule thus far.

    Also, isn't it weird how we're able to keep some ideas in our heads for years before writing them down? Sometimes it almost feels surreal to finally write something down that's been in my head for years.

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