Monday, November 8, 2010

NaNoWriMo day 8

This is the dreaded week two of NaNoWriMo. This is where plots stall and energy wanes and characters sit down and refuse to budge. And writers start wondering about their sanity in deciding to do this thing - again, for some of us - or in the first place, for some. We look at our word counts and wonder how we will ever reach 50k, or 75k or whatever custom bar we've set for ourselves beyond the minimum 50k - such as mine last year, which was to reach the end of the story by the end of November 30th. (I was a winner with just over 51k words; but I failed at reaching the end of that story. And it is still unfinished.)

I'm feeling rather optomistic, though. I'm a little ahead on the total word count; and I just squeezed out the remaining 50 words or so I had to go to meet the daily average (1,667 words) - so my word count square for day 8 is in the green. Yay!

Today I had a wonderful write-in with my good friend and writing buddy Jenny. We changed our location since last week there was no where to park near our original site. Today was easy, yummy bagels (mine with lox & vegetables; Jenny's minus the lox), and a smooth soy latte. We talked and caught up - we'd both had difficult mornings - and then we wrote. And wrote. *Congratulations, Jenny and Deb, you two are doing amazingly well, too! Awesome... And I'm looking forward to our day long write-in on Thursday (whatever part of it you can make!).*

Here I am at work - catching little snippets on my breaks. And no more writing on my story for today.

Content that I'm starting week two in the green: current word count = 14,506.