No, I’m not going to do daily updates. Please–I have a novel to write! But I will do periodic updates, starting today. Day one has been a good NaNo day for me. As you can see from the widget on the sidebar, I managed to get 3,414 words written–at least that’s the “official” count. Word says I wrote about 10 or 15 more words than that, but it’s the official count that counts, so let’s stick with that.
I’m also really impressed with how well my NaNo Buddies are doing too. Some managed to write way more than me, some hit around the recommended daily average, but they all made a start on their NaNo projects. Well done everyone! May the words continue to flow.
Speaking of words flowing, I want to let you know that my inner editor is not functional right now. I know for a fact that there are many words I’m writing that will not survive the first round of editing. But what I’m very encouraged by is the fact that in the midst of all these words is a story. I’ve said before that my NaNo project is a re-write of what little I’ve done of my WIP, and I hope by November 30th to be at least close to finishing it. In the midst of my NaNo prep, and even in the work I’ve done on day one, I’m seeing more of a story than I ever did before. There’s even a potential novella that could come out of it! It’s all very exciting, and I’m looking forward to continuing tomorrow.
Keep an eye on the word count, and feel free to give me a kick in Twitter if it doesn’t move much for a few days.