24,000 Words

nanowrimo-3National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) keeps rolling along. We’re 12 days in, and some days are indeed better than others. It’s my third time doing this crazy month-long adventure, and each time I learn something else about myself, about my writing style, and about the community of others who have also taken on this challenge. Here are a few of my thoughts as I passed 24,000 words today:

  1. I’m almost halfway to the final goal of 50,000 words
  2. I’ve written from two different perspectives so far, which is double the number of perspectives I wrote from during last November
  3. Many people approach NaNoWriMo in a variety of ways, from coming up with a words per day quota to trying to hit certain marks each week
  4. I’m not so much of a Write-In person because I tend to write better when I’m alone
  5. I love entering my numbers in the box on the NaNo website because it makes me feel like I’m making progress
  6. I’m in love with memories, more specifically expanding upon my characters’ memories
  7. 24,000 words is a lot, so I keep going back through the manuscript to remember how I painted minor characters when they appear again
  8. I tend to like scenes about emotional realization
  9. Today was one of those “not so easy” days because I’m on the verge of finally getting my two main characters together for the first time, and it’s tricky, the blending
  10. This is the point of no return for most people in NaNo, and I know I’m going to get to 50,000 words before this month is out (always thinking positively)

Sam

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