Monday 1 November 2010

NaNoWriMo is... on!

And of course... the website's going nuts already. It's a tradition, happens every year. ;)

Anyway. I got started on my story early this morning. I've added the first 1,347 words. Yay. Not a bad start. I wanted to add a short Prologue at the beginning, and that's exactly what I've just done. Cool.

I have to pace myself this week, because not only am I starting NaNo, but I'm also going to do the first round of edits for my first Christmas novella contracted with Evernight Publishing. Yep, that's right. It's going to be a very busy week. But if I stick to my daily goals, I think I can manage it.

Here's my plan:
  • Write 2,273 words every day this week. That'll get me to my weekly goal of 11,365 words by the weekend.
  • Edit 18 pages every day this week. That'll get me to the end of the 87pg novella by the weekend.   
So, there it is. That's how I have to work my week. I was thinking that if I get stuck into my NaNo story first thing in the morning, then when I get back from my walk I can work on the novella edit. Keep working on that until lunchtime, hopefully meet my 18pg/day goal, and then go back to the first draft writing after lunch.

It's going to be a tight squeeze, but I'll test it out today to see how I go. So far, though, I've managed to get over 1,300 words, which means that all I need to meet my goal for today is another 1k. Cool, right? Of course, if I get more edits or something that I hadn't expected pops in unannounced, it'll complicate everything. But there's no point in thinking about that now, right? I'm going to stick to my goals.

Hope you all have a great first week of November!

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