NaNoWriMo, Week 1

Well, here we are in November, which means it’s now NaNoWriMo.  I’m plugging away on my novel, staying on pace, but not building up much of a cushion.

Part of my problem is that I haven’t been able to get started writing very early in the day.  I had grand plans, you see.  I was going to stay up late on Halloween and try to get an hour or two of writing in before going to bed.  So while I was waiting for midnight to roll around, I decided to work on some more userpics.  Which was a fine plan…until I dropped off to sleep at about 11:45.  Woke up groggy and disoriented at about 2:00 am with my netbook still on my lap, and just gave it up and went to sleep.

And then we had shopping plans (needed to hit a few post-Halloween sales so we could restock on little treat bags and toys to put in them, that sort of thing) and I didn’t get to sit down to start writing until about 10:30.

Needless to say, things haven’t improved since then.  But I’m still keeping pace (so far), even though what I’ve written so far is awful enough that I really do want to start over.

So to console myself, once I’d made my word count last night, I made a few more userpics:


And I also rounded up as many of my past NaNo userpics as I could find and plopped them all into my Flickr folder.  Which you can find by clicking on the “Eat.  Write.” icon below:

NaNoWriMo-Eat Sleep Read

And finally, I’ve changed my banner for the month of November.  I’ll be using the one I made for NaNoWriMo all month this month.

And that’s probably enough procrastination for one night.  Back to making NaNos….

(Anyone else NaNo-ing?  How’s it going?)


About sheilamcclune

Aspiring author, sharing the tidbits I've learned along the way.
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2 Responses to NaNoWriMo, Week 1

  1. nlriviezzo says:

    For the last three days, my average is 801 NaNos per day. Clearly, not going all that well. Still I forge ahead and hope for the inspiration to log 4,000 NaNos per day for a few days like I did last year in order to catch up. Some of the complete NaNos are worth keeping, the others are icky.

  2. Well, 801 is better than zero, right? And you did a great job of coming back last year. Keep writing! I know you can do it!

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