NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month and is held every November. It’s a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days (or 1,667 per day). Writers and wanna-be writers come together with a common goal to write novels, short stories, memoirs, whatever it is they’ve been putting off or need a push to get started. This year I decided I would document my daily writing practice as I strive to finish a draft of a novel I’ve been taking far too long on.
Words Written: 1,739
Total Word Count: 16,859
Long, long day. I wrote over a few sessions in the library. I am doing some transitional scenes that, as of right now, feel like they need to be in the story, but when I can see the entire novel down the road, these scenes might end up being half scenes or just exposition. But I think it’s important for me to write them now, even just to help be in the mind of the character.
That being said, I’m not overly concerned with how well it’s written, just that it is. But, even though I wasn’t really into what I was writing, mostly wanting to get to the next section, I still did it easily. It took me about 3 sessions of 20 minute sprints to finish so I’m happy with that.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow to see where the story takes me.