Tomorrow, Saturday, is the last day of the first rough week of NaNoWriMo, and I’ve gotten through it. Took a lot of determination and writing several plot points, as well as freestyle writing, to get through it all, but so far, I’m caught up in regards to word count.
Hit a few snags this week — not writing here and there, being distracted — only to catch up by doubling down on writing and going a little over the daily word count — instead of the 1,667 daily word count goal to real the end goal of 50,000 words, I set the daily word count to 1,700 words so I’ll be ahead as word count security and to stay ahead of the curve.
So far, I’ve written several pieces of several different stories, including the one I have designated for completion on NaNoWriMo’s site, but there’s a story I started tonight that I remember thinking up and writing YEARS ago that I’m more interested in. While I don’t remember many specifics, the bulk of details I do remember I have written down as an outline; I then wrote out a snippet of the aftermath of a major event, and I’m digging the results so far.
Whether the forgotten details come back to me or not, this is a story I can see myself sticking with and fleshing it more.
I’m beginning to comes to terms with my attention being slightly scattered regarding the stories and plot bunnies that pop up. This is how my mind works on occasion, but I do focus on one thing at a time as long as that things holds my interest. Or I move on to the next…
I hope anyone participating in NaNoWriMo is progressing, no matter the word count. If you’d like to follow my progress aside from here on WP — I can’t guarantee that I’ll be updating all that often on here, but I may post occasional updates here — follow me a deannahm03 on NaNoWriMo.org, or @dederants on Twitter.
Hope we can motivate one another, and best of luck to all NaNoWriMo participants!