THANK YOU – NaNoWriMo Diary – Day 9Posted: November 9, 2016
I just surpassed 25,000 words so I am halfway there.
Though I guess it might take more than 50,000 words. Who knows. But at least I’m halfway to 50,000.
Some thoughts I’ve had today…
When I’ve written short-form fiction of 1,000 words or less, from start to finish, typically takes me a couple hours. I strain over the words.
This spring when Meg and I wrote eDecption, I had to come up with about 1,000 words every other week. Between writing, phone calls and learning, each chapter I wrote took three to four hours.
When I signed up for NaNo, I was thinking it was an almost impossible task. I imagined banging on my laptop on Thanksgiving, wedged somewhere on the full table between the Turkey and Cranberry sauce.
I started slowly, writing as I had always written.
Maybe you can relate.
As I wrote, I kept reminding myself this is a rough draft. Even though I’m publishing the chapters as I create them, it will be a few more months past November before I truly complete a final. That gave me the freedom to write quickly and get the story out there.
So the story is moving along. The cool thing is before I started writing a little before 5am this morning, I read through the story so far. It’s not bad. Even Waco texted me last night to tell me how much she is enjoying it.
Many of you have emailed and commented telling me you enjoy the story so far and I do truly appreciate the encouragement. It means a great deal.