Sunday, November 1, 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009... I can has story?

Greetings, all. Don't know why I have let the blog go all cold and moldy. Guess it's because I missed a huge writing goal. I petered out on doing edits of book II and gave in to the emotional and enjoyable splurgitude of the tv. Ah... Ace of Cakes. Animal Cops. Flash Forward. Project Runway. And who doesn't love Ghosthunters?

But, alas, NaNoWriMo 2009 has begun, and I stayed up late to greet it. If you don't know what I am talking about, get you hence to and learn all about it. Basically, you begin a novel and write 50,000 words in a month. This is 1667 words a day. I am increasing my goal to 2000 words a day, since that is what I did way back in the old days, and I want to get that mojo back. Since NaNo starts Nov 1, I sat up to write and got 2028 words in 1 hr 54 minutes. If I can keep up with that, it should be no problem. That means, no sitting and drooling and looking off into the distance. Fingers must move, and move constantly.

I did pretty good at that tonight, but of course, I now have the "It didn't quite meet expectations" afterglow. I must resist the urge to fiddle. I shall resist. Because I'm rarely any happier after the fiddling. I'm also going into this with more of a plan than I've ever had on any other novel! It surprises me... but also feels good, since I have this "no drooling" rule, I have a direction to write in.

Well, I'm going to try and get myself tired so I can go to bed. Happy NaNo, everyone.


  1. Good luck on achieving your nano goals!

  2. Congrats on a great start to NaNoWriMo! I'm just starting now: 7:45am...

  3. Good luck with your goal...I don't think I could commit to it, at least now right now. I'll keep watching your progress and cheering you on :)

  4. Woo! NaNo! How long with my excitment last?
    What's your username? I'm jade_is_awesome if you want to be buddies.

  5. I shall buddy you Jade-is-awesome... :) I am also bettielee on the NaNo boards, and welcome all buddies. Thank you all for commenting and the cheerleading! Whoo! NaNo is onn!