Thursday, November 5, 2009

NaNo Update

I decided to do it...50,000 words and non-stop craziness.

I started out strong the first two days (my days off) and started to slump since. I think I'm about 1,000 words behind.

Here was my plan -
  • Wake up at 4:00 and write for one hour, then go to work.
  • Write (and maybe eat some too) during my lunch break.
  • Play with my daughter after work and then write some more after she goes to bed.

Here is what actually happened -
  • Hit the snooze button repeatedly, then later in the week actually change the time to be later...much later.
  • Write during my lunch break - okay...this one was done.
  • Play with my daughter after work and then watch some of my favorite shows...then get a couple hundred words in.

Yep, not up to a fantastic start...but I keep thinking I'll make it up on my days off of work. I mean, I should be able to get about ten thousand words in on Monday. Right???

Here are some other ladies who have blogged about their experience much more eloquently.

And I'm sure there are so many more...but I lost them after reading them in google reader. Yes, I've been a lurker this week.

Now, should I change my alarm back to it's original eye-blearing time?

Are you doing NaNo? How is your progress? What is your writing schedule?


B.J. Anderson said...

Sounds like you're doing pretty good regardless! Keep it up, and I know you'll get there. I chickened out of Nano, so my hat is off to you. :D

Faith said...

I'm doing better this year than I have in previous years... I won the last 2 years, but came in pretty close under the wire. I'm beating my personal record this time around, but I haven't quite set a schedule yet. I think I'm going to start working with a timer -- I can get 1500-2000 words in an hour if I go that route... which says to me, I need to do it! Good luck on your journey as well! You can do it :)

Faith @ Literary Coldcuts on Toasty Buns

Eric said...

I am doing amazingly well, surprising myself. I had one day this week (Tuesday) where I didn't manage to get anything done. I made up for it the next day and haven't slacked off since.

Don't worry about the days you don't get as much done. Instead, concentrate on the successes when you do. Good luck, and keep at it.

Cindy said...

It seems to me like you're doing a great job, especially with all the other things you have to deal with.

I'm considering becoming a lurker myself here pretty soon. Keeping up with posts and doing NaNo is a challenge and really all I want to do I keep writing.

All the best with your writing!

jdcoughlin said...

I am a non-nano, but am writing as many hours as I can these days, which is tough with the holidays, but I am doing what I can. The pace of the NaNo is too much for me, but I am still hearing great outcomes.

prashant said...

I chickened out of Nano, so my hat is off to you.
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