NaNoWriMo Day 9

Whew!

Got that done a bit more late today. Stuff happens, right? My husband came home from a business trip today, and we had dinner with our daughter. After a stop at Best Buy, we came home and I headed to my office to write.

Word Count Accomplished.

There are three rules to writing a novel,

Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

W. Somerset Maugham

Isn’t that the truth. I’ve always been told when you know the rules, you can break them. Knowing the rules is often the hard part. In writing 50,000 words in 30 days, all rules go out the window. Though, for me, I can stick to some of them. Editing, for example is done sparingly and only when I know it doesn’t sound right, or what was my character thinking? I’m not going there, I often talk back.

I’m having a great time doing this. We are 9 days in. That’s huge! I try to NOT to look at the big picture here, but take it one day at a time. I also try to stick to the 1667 or within 100 words over, so I don’t overwhelm myself. I know some will write 3000-5000 a day.

Not me. That’s what makes us all different, right?

I also find that taking time after I write with a fun, no-brained type of activity like reading a magazine or knitting, helps to gather my thoughts and re-hash what I just wrote.

chillin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words completed to date: 15,138 (34,862 words remaining)

Yes, I’ve verified the word count on my NaNoWriMo page. Have you?

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Music playing on my TV: Smooth Jazz

Beverage of choice: Mango juice

Place I chose to write: My office

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So, as I always say,

Write On!

Deb

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One thought on “NaNoWriMo Day 9

  1. I was thinking of today’s blog idea, and coming up empty. Then I remembered my garden, but for some reason a post always needs a picture. So out the door with my camera to capture something to go along with my post. Two hours later I returned to the computer to write. Along the way my braccoli got harvested, the peas strung up on the next level to grow, the leaves were blown off the driveway and bagged. Rose bushes trimmed, other shrubs also got the clippers today. Who says writing is a sedementary activity.

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