In just two days, here’s what I learned:
- If I don’t sit and watch CNN, Fox and surf Pinterest, Craftsy and Amazon, etc., I can get a solid hour of writing done before work. (Yes, I did already know this, but it’s always good to have a reminder. )
- Sometimes the best laid story plans come with absolutely no warning.
- I am geniunely excited about what I wrote both yesterday and this morning.
- Knowing that hundreds of thousands of people around the world are also participating and making writing a priority definitely helps.
Here’s what I’m still pondering:
- What happens when I have to take a break to fulfill my other writing obligations?
- If I don’t reach 50,000 words, but still do a significant chunk of my new story will it still be a win? (I say yes, but you know …)
- What happens when the novelty of all this writing wears off and I’m left holding the pieces of a story that I can’t make work?
So here’s my pledge: I’m going to keep going as much as I can and not worry about what happens if. I will consider it an accomplishment that I’ve set this goal for myself and that I worked as hard as I could for as long as I could while still doing all the other things that need to be done each day. I hope you’ll join me and take this pledge.
And I’ll also really appreciate my husband who will understand that NaNoWriMo may put a crimp in what I’m making for dinner for the next few weeks.
My word count as of this morning: 3,413.