I didn’t sit down to write today until after 10pm tonight. Well, I’m writing this at nearly 1am Sunday morning, so that would be 10pm last night. I spent the day reading and looking at maps and thinking about logistics, how the people in the story would handle a certain devastating event. Then I sat down to write with only two hours to go until midnight, so I had to write, write, write and keep going and I wondered how I’d ever reach the goal of 1,667 words but next thing I knew I had passed 2,000.
I don’t even freak out about it any more the way I did the first few times I did the thirty day noveling thing. (See NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo.) Now I know I can hammer out 2k words in two hours, less than two hours if I really push. Are they good words? Depends on what you mean by good! ;) But I can get thoughts going and words flowing and very often I’m truly surprised by the thoughts and images that come to me while I’m racing toward the deadline. That’s one of the reasons I love NaNoWriMo so much: It’s 30 days of discovering things that I might never have discovered if I hadn’t taken the plunge. 30 days of heightened awareness and an overheated imagination that’s shifted into hyperdrive. My rough draft boldly going where none of my other rough drafts have gone before!
Okay, obviously I should start writing earlier so I can stop earlier and write these posts earlier and not try to do this so late. Oy! ;) Thanks for stopping by and God bless you. Peace! :)
Word count goal for the month: 50K. Nightly: 1,667. Tonight: Over 2K. Total: Almost 33K. Woohoo!