YAY! Celebrate with me! Today I met my monthly word count goal of 15,000 words!
I shall continue working on my goal to write a minimum of 500 words a day.
Small steps still complete a journey!
I’ve won NaNo twice before, but always by the skin of my teeth, catching up desperately at the end. This is the first time that I finished more than a week ahead of schedule. It’s quite exciting! 🙂
500 words is a rather modest goal, but it’s more about the habit. No excuses. Write a little bit every day. It worked. When I was too tired to write, I’d think, “Well, it’s only 500 words. I can do that.” And I could. So far, I only missed meeting the goal one day, though even that day I wrote something. I averaged 800 words a day, some days barely over 500, some days nearly 2000 words. The project is supposed to come out around 40,000 words, and I had 10,000 before I started CampNaNoWriMo, so I’m around 25,000 now. I check the outline, and write a bit that fits in somewhere. Lately the plot has turned in an intriguing direction. It still fits within the parameters of the outline, but in unexpected ways.
Of course, I am also doing NaPoWriMo this month. I can’t rush that, so every day a new poem (for better or worse) arrives on the page.
Chug. Chug. Chugging away with assorted writing projects.
The most challenging projects at the moment are the academic ones. I have a series of articles to write for a magazine to promote my school, and I have papers to get written for a grad school class I’m taking. I’m really glad to have this four day weekend, so I can write all day for a few days!
How about you? What are you writing?