So I’ve been Nanoing for a week now. I’ve managed to “rock the minimum” every day, which is quite a feat though mostly accomplished by fear (if I get behind I’m so never catching up). Towards the end of the week I’ve managed to eke out a 300-500 word lead, only just.
Word count posts are fascinating, aren’t they?
Our local gang of reprobates/writers have put together a mighty schedule of near-daily meet ups, the idea being that we can all make one or two a week. So far I’ve managed to make one public session at the fish & chippery at the docks (at which the baby mostly behaved, hanging sleepily in her little pouch), one domestic session which is a minute’s drive from my place, and another domestic session in my own house. I may not do nearly as well next week – am even considering blowing off my own hosting duties in order to shout ‘hooray’ at my daughter’s athletic’s carnival.
I was going to head out for writing purposes today but decided against it because the day was so hot, and some **** broke the left-hand mirror off my car last night when it was parked out the front. I’m still a new driver and couldn’t quite get up the nerve to tackle the Derwent Bridge without being able to see out that particular mirror.
So I stayed home and did word wars with Kaia (in Sweden) and Hannah (in US) instead. For those unfamiliar with the technique, word wars can be done in person or online, and consists of shouting GO! at each other and writing like a maniac for 15 minutes then comparing wordcounts. The downside of doing this with Hannah is that she actually is a maniac and is perfectly capable of getting 800-1000 words in a war every single time. It’s both demoralising and inspiring – you can’t help trying to keep up, however impossible.
But hey. I’ve managed to write 12,000 words of a new novel in a week. I don’t kid myself this would be possible at any other time of year. NANOWRIMO ROCKS.
If wordcounts really do fascinate you, you can keep track of my daily progress over at tansyrr.com – otherwise I’ll see you back here next week, hopefully in one piece and with at least 24,000 words under my belt!
How is everyone else’s Nano going? Post your wordcount below!