Saturday, November 2, 2013

NaNoWriMo Day Two & A Reminder

Remember that the time change happens tonight (for most of us in the US, I mean). At 2:00 AM the time changes, so set your clocks BACK one hour. Many digital clocks - on computers, alarm clocks, smart phones, and so on -  will reset themselves. But if you have analog clocks, like the one above in my living room (that's a stock photo, but it's the clock I have), or ones not somehow connected with the big time piece in the sky, make sure to do the manual switch.

Now, on to NaNoWriMo, Day Two.

I haven't quite hit the daily average, yet. I am still planning to write a little more before midnight to get to 1667 words. I want to keep the word bank I have for once my work week starts tomorrow. I have a few additional hours this week, which means a few less hours for writing, so I'd like to keep my cushion.

Even though I haven't hit the daily average yet, I am still ahead of target as of the end of day two. I am actually even ahead of where I should be at the end of day three, which is 5000 words. As of right now, I have 5670 words in my NaNoNovel. I have 203 more words to write to hit 1667 for the day.

So I'll keep this post short and get back to writing.

We'll see if I can get the yellow square changed to green before both hands on the analog clock are pointing straight up at twelve.

How is it going for other Wrimos? Any good bits in your stories, yet?

And how about those who are doing the poem a day challenge?

Or the non-fiction writing challenge I noticed the other day?

I love that so many writers are putting words together to make stories and poems and essays at the same time. I don't care what genre or mode we use to write. The important thing is that we continue writing. Putting a word after a word after a word.

As Margaret Atwood said, "A word after a word after a word is power."

Power to the authors.