Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Not Doing NaNoWriMo Officially But...

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Many of my friends are doing NaNoWriMo. Each morning when I check in with Facebook (part of my pre-writing day ritual...along with Spider Solitaire if I have story issues) I'm impressed by my friends' dedication. Status updates are filled with figures - word count aims for the day and totals for the previous day. Go you good things!

So why am I not joining the craze? Well, I kind of am, just not officially as commitments from Nov 20 will slow my writing flow. My project is more a NaNoWriTwoAnAHaWe - National Novel Writing Two And A Half Weeks. Each day, I set a figure, and write like crazy intending to complete my work in progress. So far so good. November has resulted in 5,000 words ! 2500 per day, with time out for a Melbourne Cup Lunch  - I'm happy.

So, back to it. No Spider Solitaire today - during my morning walk, a new character formed and has added another level to my work. Gotta love those 'pop-in' characters!Ummm - can I use my blog as part of my word count?

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