NaNoWriMo – Week 1 …by Susan Lute
Life is obnoxiously stubborn. When I first got ‘the nudge’ to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), 30 days and nights of literary abandon, as is noted on the website, sounded like heaven. I thought…what a nice way to get at least half of the next Dragonkind book done. Hmmm. It was a nice goal.
Then life got in the way and I didn’t get the project I was expecting to finish done, so I thought I’d add it to my NaNo goal. So this week I reached the halfway mark on a Christmas short story with the working title, A Marine’s Christmas Proposal or maybe, A Marine’s Christmas Gift. I kind of like that title.
Anyway, as promised here’s my report:
One thing I wish is that I had time to follow Alexandra Sokoloff’s blog. Nice day 1 post.
Number of words written: 3836. Not many, but hanging in there…and writing every day which I think is the true benefit of doing NaNo. Getting in the habit of writing every day.
Books I’m reading: Mary Buckham’s Writing Active Setting – one page at a time.
Book I didn’t finish before starting NaNo: Crazy Love by Nicola Marsh. Darn it.
I took time to read Darla’s post. Brava Barbara Freethy.
And a shout out to the kidlets who are using the wall calendar as a white board…and their footie pjs.
Okay, yes I did watch four films this week. The Twilight movies. Arm was twisted by the girls in the family who are planning a girl’s day to watch the final film. I’m not your typical Twilight fan, but I’m intrigued enough to join them.
How was your writing/reading week?
Posted on November 4, 2012, in General and tagged Alexandra Sokoloff, Barbara Freethy, Crazy Love, life, mary Buckham, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, Nicola Marsh, reading, See Jane Publish, Susan Lute, words written, writing, Writing Active Setting. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.