Just a little update on my NaNo project…I started very well last week and put myself ahead on the word count, knowing that there was a busy weekend ahead. After a few non-writing days, I’m a couple of thousand words behind target at the moment, but not too worried – I tend to be a ‘fits and starts’ type of person as it is when it comes to writing, and have some big, juicy scenes coming up, which are much easier to write as there’s so much happening in them 🙂
Week 2 – Word Count 15, 425
How’s your NaNoWriMo going?
So…the first few days of NaNoWriMo have gone well: I’m closing on 10k words today, which is slightly ahead of target (but will help me on my ‘non-writing days’). I’m finding the little word calculator a great motivator – I go in every day and check out my progress, I can’t explain why it feels more productive seeing it with the little progress stats beneath it, but it does! 🙂
The idea of just writing, writing, writing, without pausing to go back and edit is quite satisfying as you’re whizzing through a new chapter every other day. I normally find myself going back through previous chapters, editing and re-working them before dropping back into the writing, which probably wastes a lot of time…so maybe this will be a habit that sticks after November…we’ll have to see 🙂