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NaNoWriMo Update

I’m posting this NaNoWriMo update from a good place. I’m not bubbling up with doubt and sizzling with self-loathing. I’m not tearing hairs from my head and words from my pages. I’m not perusing listings for day jobs—as I do when the writing goes terribly—wondering if it’s too late to start a new profession.

Things are going well, I think. Mostly in that I feel good about the writing itself—excited, inspired, hot to get out some more pages tomorrow, you name it—which is really all that matters to me right now.

Do I have the 21,671 words I should have by today to be on track with NaNoWriMo?


But I still feel good about the work I’ve done.

I ended up having to revise my goal for this month: I don’t think finishing two book proposals by November 30 is in the cards for me. I’m only halfway done with the first one, and almost half the month is over. Then again, you can sell only one book at a time, right? So finishing the draft of one book proposal by November 30 will still feel—and be—so very, very awesome.

More writing tomorrow. And more inspiration guest blogs starting tomorrow, too. Clearly they’re inspiring me! I hope they’re inspiring you.

How’s your NaNoWriMo coming?

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Update

  1. yikes, me neither. but making good progress, slowly but surely, and still have ideas so i guess that’s good. my goto “this writing is crap” distraction technique: watching tv online that i already know i hate — like a form of punishment or therapy or somewhere in between… thanks for the inspiration. enjoying the guest posts, too.

  2. Glad you’re in a good place. God knows, they come and go in writing. I am in a good place too, but just a couple of days ago, I was in the pit of despair. I am sad though, I just realized this will not be the year I win NaNo:( Not that I haven’t been pretty good with my word count, just that, unless I want this book to end up at 120k, I better start wrapping this puppy up. (I decided to use NaNo to kick me in the pants for the second half of my book and got a little over zealous for the first half.)
    The inspirational blogs have been great…well…inspiration!

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