Friday, November 1, 2013
National Novel Writing Month - I'm in!
I'm not sure about all the etiquette of belonging, so if showing the crest in this post before I reach my goal is a NaNo no-no, will someone let me know.
Awhile back I developed a chapter outline for a novel I've been wanting to write. Last night, between answering the doorbell for trick-or-treaters, I dug the outline out of my file and printed off a copy.
I logged on to the site even later last night and discovered I needed to write a synopsis, which was no easy task -- and was a change from where the outline was headed. The synopsis got me to really thinking about my novel, though, so when I started actually writing the first chapter I was surprised at where my fingers went across the keyboard and where the story is taking me.
Writing without editing as I go is painful for me, but I'm giving it a whirl.
Before I climbed into bed early this morning I had written over 1,000 words, then when I woke up a few hours later to get Michael off to school I stated another chapter then went back to bed and took a nap.
I've been a member for 16 hours now, and my official word count is 1858. So, I'd say I'm off to an okay start. We'll see what the rest of the month brings. I'll post my word count weekly to try to encourage myself to continue the task.
If any of my blogger buddies are doing NaNo this year, let me know.