Since my rash decision to embark on NaNoWriMo this month, I'd like to report that I'm keeping up with my word count -- sometimes barely. (For those unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, please see this earlier post.)
I'm supposed to put in at least 1667 words per day. So far I've written 10,364 words.
My friend Patty who talked me into this says she's having some trouble keeping up with her word count. (Hey, life interferes. I understand.) But I am so excited by her progress nonetheless. She's had the most wonderful outline for a mystery novel rough-plotted for years, and she's finally making progress on it! Whoo-hoo!
You wanna hear another interesting development? Younger Daughter, who frequently borrows my AlphaSmart to do some writing of her own, has secretly been participating in NaNoWriMo too, trying to keep up with the massive word count!! How cool is that?
On the downside, doing this means I'm getting a little burned out on writing. In addition to my novel, I also have my weekly WND column to write, and I'm trying (trying!) to make progress on my next nonfiction, and since I now have an agent shopping it around I guess I'd better finish the durn thing.
But I gotta admit, diving into this novel is an exciting process. It's something I've been kicking around for years, and to finally start working on it is a fun -- if tiring -- process.
Okay, enough procrastinating. Time to go feed the livestock and then make my word count for the day.