My words still love me!!!
It has been a really long time since a week has flown by so quickly. What? I’ve written over 20 000 words in only seven days? Surely that can’t be right. Then I open the word file named Flight and there it is in the bottom left-hand corner. Yup, at the moment my word count is standing at 20 230. It might be the biggest load of horse manure ever, but those are words that I wrote and the amount of proud I am at the moment cannot be expressed. For those of you who are still at it, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
One week and 20k later and I'm still enjoying myself. I don't even really know why I'm writing this post. Where I really want to be is somewhere comfortable with my laptop. But I want to post an update on my NaNo quest once a week for future reference and to post useful links I find scattered around here and there.
What have I learned after writing more than 2k words a day for seven days straight?
1. I can actually do it!
2. If by now I haven’t doubted what I've written, I'm doing okay.
3. I haven't wanted to throw my laptop out the closest window so I'm still good on that front.
4. I've met so many new people. Go visit their twitter pages, all of them a very encouraging: Grace and Mercedes M. Yardley two of them.
5. One of the best sources of encouragement are from strangers.
Enough with the listing stuff. Here are some great links for you.
Maureen Johnson: Your NaNoWriMo Questions Answered. There are a lot of helpful tips, go have a read.
Writers on the Verge: How To Avoid Failing: NaNoWriMo. This is a great post when you get stuck. If that doesn't work, have one of your characters learn something ridiculously stupid about somebody close to them and then have to deal with the consequences. It introduces a little comic relief. We all love comic relief. It always works.
CA Marshall: Friday Five: Advice For Writers - 5 Nov 2010 - NaNoWriMo Edition. I always love these. Short but informative. Go read.
That's it from me until next Monday. May you all have a very fruitful writing week and reach 25k with most of your sanity in check. I leave you with a video from the Nerdfighters