Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Three Days to Go

So, only three days left of November and, therefore, NaNoWriMo. I should break 20,000 words today or tomorrow. That's not all that bad, really. And I like the Vesta story, which is even better.

What I'm going to take away from the experience is to just keep plugging away. Every day if at all possible. Even one hour can mean another three or four pages. At an average of 250 words per page, that's 1,000 words right there. In one hundred days, you'll have a pretty hefty novel on your hands. That's three and a half novels a year. At just one hour a day. When you look at it that way, how can you not keep at it?

Of course, we're all human and we all let other things intrude. But I will do my best to stay mindful of what I accomplished this month. And use that knowledge to do the same each and every month.

3 comments:

Ali said...

Three days to go, and boy am I ready. NaBloPoMo has proven harder than I thought. Go figure.

Now that you've built momentum, it'll be easier to keep it going. And, it means you'll be done with your rough of Vesta in no time at all. Nifty.

The One and Only John said...

I didn't really realize how many words 50,000 is until I noticed I had only written 50 one day. 20,000 is not a trivial accomplishment by any means.

Jenny said...

No, there is to be no sneezing at 20,000 words. That is goodness. Even if they are bad words.

(My son has gotten into the habit of correcting me of my bad wordiness and I now wonder how many words we *say* in a month. My attention is being drawn to every other one.)