A few days ago, I signed on with NaNoWriMo. As many of you already know, it’s a 30 day writing marathon (November 1-30) where the goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Achieving that final goal of 50,000 words averages out to having to come up with approximately 1667 words per day.
In typical Valerie form, I’ve already written close to 5,000 words. I am so determined to finish NaNoWriMo that I am trying to write as much as I can during these early days. Those 50,000 words are nipping at my heels, and I want to get a good start by exceeding that daily number,and leave myself some wiggle room in case, for some reason, I can’t write on a given day.
It seems overwhelming right now, but like any big task, just jumping in and doing the work is my best strategy. It works when I decide to paint a room, or can 50 pounds of peaches, or whatever. At some point during the project, I know the balance will shift from what I have left to do, to what I’ve already done, and the end begins to come into sight.
I won’t be blogging as much in the next four weeks, but I’ll still be reading your blogs.
Wish me luck. And for those of you doing NaNoWriMo as well, good luck to you. We can do this!