Nano Word Count: 8277Nano Percentage: 17%
So it's been almost a week, and I haven't given up yet. I'm actually wondering why I didn't commit to this years ago...
What have I learned so far?
That Nano, or writing for that matter, isn't hard. It's just about sitting down and doing it. That's how you become a writer. That's how you become a good writer.
I have learned that I need to give myself more credit than I have in the past. I always thought that I didn't have it in me to be a writer, that it wasn't meant to be. Yet here I am, writing my first novel, all because I chose to sit down and do it.
I also learned it's easy to get behind on your wordcount. Especially when you're on babysitting duty all of Saturday. I wrote only 54 words that day.
But it's up to you to catch back up again. I'm a little behind as you can see, but I'm determined to catch back up and then some.
One thing that I have found that really works for me? Word sprints. Makes sense since I am a very competitive person. The daily goal of 1667 words was taking me a little over an hour to accomplish. Sunday evening, I did three ten minute word sprints and got over 1400 words! So that's what I'm sticking to from now on :)
Also, what have you found that is working for you?
Keep me posted on your Nano writing this month! And keep writing!