April 12th, 2010

Days 9, 10, and 11

Some of us lost a writing friend over the weekend. He had a very dry wit, and I like to think he would approve of what we are doing here, really enjoy the parade, and tell us to write on.

As for me, I said I would write 2000 on day 9 and I only wrote 1000.

Then, on days 10 and 11, I had to work on another project. It's this kind of thing that totally derailed me in March and prevented me from doing NaNoWriMo this time in November. But I think I have kept it under control, at least.

Today I am allowing myself the leisure of thinking hard about the WIP without worrying about word count. When I write really fast, I can get disoriented and do myself more harm than good. Throughout the manuscript I have been referring to the hero's best friend as "(boy)" and the heroine's best friend as "(chicklet)." So today I am going to give them some direction and...some names.

However, as we are more than 1/3 through the month and approaching 1/2 through, I think it would be wise for all of us to take a long hard look at our word count so far and our goal, and step it up.

Now you:

What you will write in April

What you said you would write on days 9 to 11 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

What you actually wrote

A reality check: how you are going to make that word count on April 30. I know you can do it!