Here I go NaNoWriMo Round 2

Here I Go NaNoWriMo Round 2For the second year in a row now I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). However, unlike last year, this year I dove in with only an over all arch idea. I had no plot points, no characters, and a title I made up two weeks ago. So far I’m off to a pretty good start, all things considered.

Because I’m writing on the fly with only a conglomerate of research ideas that are threads awaiting my weaving I’ve set some ground rules.

  1. Get all paid assignments done first thing in the morning.
  2. At 11 a.m. begin writing for one full hour, have lunch then resume until time to pick up kids.
  3. If at any time I sit staring at the computer for more than a minute with no clue what to write I must get up and do one task of housework.
  4. During the evening for one hour I can either work on organizing plot points or write more.
  5. Daily goal is 2,000 words. Over I reward myself, under I kick my own butt to do better the following day.

They may not be perfect rules or even ideal guidelines, but I had to do something. (I mean, other than cut my nails so I could type faster.) Challenging myself as a writer is how I write best. So here’s to kicking my own butt!

Your encouragement is welcome and appreciated.


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