Saturday, November 21, 2009

NaNo Not For Me

Okay, I knew that Nano wasn't for me during the second week of the month when I decided to temporarily devote my heart, once again, to Mr. William Shakespeare. (Oh, William, how do I love thee. Let me count the ways.)

But that didn't mean to me that I had to give up working on my latest project, Miss Snitch. When I picked it up after the show, it just flowed. The words aren't flowing like rain water down a tree anymore, but I've been getting out about 1k a day since Sunday. This past week, I managed to go from 7.3K to 16.6K.

So I'm feeling pretty good. I feel like I might be able to hit 30K by the end of the month, which was my goal. I just need one or two more good bursts. But, thanks to the upcoming holidays, I should have the time for that.

So, how is everyone else's writing coming along? Will we all be meeting our November goals, regardless of what they were?


  1. I'm a little behind on my goals, but that's okay because I'm loving the outcome of my revisions no matter how long they are taking. By the way, my daughter is studying Shakespeare right now, and I'm about to pull my hair out. Maybe you could move here until she's through with this unit so I don't kill her or vice versa.

  2. Susan -- Oohh, what play is she studying? Shakespeare can be a lot of fun, though it can tend to cause people to speak in strange ways.

  3. I am slow-w-w-w-ing down but hope to catch up over Thanksgiving, plug away with a few extra hundred words every day until then.

  4. Good for you, 1k a day is a good steady pace. I like it when it flows "like rain water down a tree " (nice analogy) Here lately that has not been happening. My rewrite has been slow but progressing positive. I think I need a brake from my current WIP and dabble with another little piece I'm working on.

  5. GOE -- Many people say that dabbling in other ideas is a good way to get the creative juices flowing again, and then you can take those juices to your WIP.