Word Count: 3,052
Page Count: 5.5 (Single Spaced)
Chapter Count: 1.5
For the month of November, Friday blog posts will be the home of my updates for National Novel Writing Month. I'm sure most of y'all are already familiar with the NaNoWriMo challenge, not only because I mentioned it earlier in the week, but because it has become a pretty popular thing for writers to participate in. If you are unfamiliar and want to know more, you can read about it on the NaNoWriMo website.
Writing began on November 1st. I didn't actually suck it up and take the plunge until November 5th, so I am automatically five days behind on the schedule to reach the needed 50,000 words. However, I'm really happy with this week's progress. I have two other novels in progress, and they have been in very slow production. With them, I take all of the time in the world to think about plot lines and chapters, and then I work on them when I have time to sit down and devote to them. In other words, they are carefully planned out.
With my NaNoWriMo novel so far, I am learning a lot about myself as a writer. It was exhilarating to sit down at my computer with a spontaneous idea that I had just thought of earlier in the day, and just begin writing with hardly any preconceived ideas in mind. I reached 1,425 words on my first night, and when I read back through it, I thought...wow...that was a test, but it was so much fun! I am loving the direction that it is going in. I have full confidence that I will get caught up on my word count. I have full confidence that at the end of November, I will have my first completed novel. That thought gives me goosebumps!
I'm not quite ready to disclose any basic plot information, but I do have a couple of sneak peeks.
Are any of you participating in NaNoWriMo? How have your first writing weeks treated you?
If you are a participant and you wish to add me as a writer buddy, check out my particpant page on the NaNoWriMo site.
Happy Friday, and I hope you all have a great weekend!