NaNoWriMo, Green Light, Go!

CoverDesignToday, November 1st, the official start of National Novel Writing Month. The goal, to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. That’s 1,667 words a day.

Today I wrote 1,709, and I did it in under two and a half hours. I had a slow start,deleting each of my first four paragraphs to try again. I don’t believe the beginning I have will be the beginning I will end up with, but it’s a start. And I knew I needed to get the damn thing started. I can always rewrite a stronger beginning. Most important for me was to get the ball rolling and that I did. The first two scenes are written. Let the story roll on ahead of me.

I started getting nervous about this novel thing Friday night and it built in intensity right up until I fired up the laptop and started writing. I was very afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to do it. But I did. It’s rough. It shows that I haven’t written much of late. The flow isn’t there. But I sat down (stood-up actually) and wrote for close to three hours and it felt good.

In other news, the Detroit Lions lost to the Rams in what I figured was the only other game on their schedule that they really had a chance to win.

Last night Tasha and I went to see Zombieland. It was funny and I enjoyed it, but why do zombies have to have puke constantly streaming out of their pieholes? I tell you, it’s just gross. And we both broke our rule about getting the big beverage, so the end of the movie was an agony of bladder control followed by a mad dash to the restrooms. Good wholesome family fun. Hope you all had a very happy Halloween.

2 Comments on “NaNoWriMo, Green Light, Go!”

  1. Great cover! Glad to hear you got the words out. I’ve been checking your nanowrimo page to see if you’d updated your word count. What time did you start/finish writing?

  2. I updated the NaNo page about 10pm. The actual writing started a little after 6:30 and finished about 9:30. Took a break or two and then there were all the false starts, so about 2.5 hours of actual writing.

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