Monday, November 1, 2010

NANOWRIMO

Hi all, Lynette Eason here.

Today is the first day of Nanowrimo. I just finished up NovelTrack where you set your own goal. I set a goal of 50,000 and only made 36,000. BUT, I have an excuse. I had emergency gall bladder surgery and that knocked me for a loop and off my word count for several days. Very disappointing.

Anway, I’ve moved past the month of October and decided to go with Nanowrimo for the month of November. With Nanowrimo, the goal is set for you. 50,000 words in one month. The idea is to write a book in a month.

I decided to take it seriously this year and do it. One reason is because I have a book due on January 2, 2011 and think this will motivate me to keep writing even when I want to procrastinate or quit for the day. To do 50,000 words in one month, you have to write 1,667 words a day. I set a goal of 2,000 a day simply because I like round numbers. Ha.

How about you guys. Are any of you going for the 50,000 word goal?

If so, best of luck to you.

Lynette

5 comments:

Dana Mentink said...

Well, my usual goal is 1000 words a day but I suppose if I raised it to 2000 that would be something to strive for!

Lynette Eason said...

Go for it, Dana!

:)

Lynette

PamelaTracy said...

I aim for three pages a day. I'd love to do more, but even with three I'm robbing Peter to pay Paul sometimes.

Ramona Richards said...

I haven't "officially" joined NaNoWriMo, but I HAVE to be more productive this month. Thus, my goal is also 2,000 a day. Here's to all of us getting that book written!

Lisa Mondello said...

I've done the Book in a Week challenge many times. I have never committed to a month long book challenge though even though I have written an entire book in a month before. Deadlines have a way of kicking me into gear. Good luck Lynette and anyone else doing the Nanowrimo challenge.