People, taking Day 1 of NaNoWriMo off from work to stay home and write write write is perhaps one of the best ideas I have ever had. Day 1 is where you get all the momentum, and it sure helps to have some extra wordcount in the kitty when you get to the blockage that inevitably occurs in week 2, and when you find yourself volunteering for Thanksgiving cooking, baby shower throwing, Christmas shopping, and many other fun but time-consuming November events.
Currently, my wordcount sits at the Day 1 mark, around 1,670 words, but I’m hoping to break 5,000 by the time I hit the sack tonight. Tonight’s write-in should help, although I’m not positive it will, since I’ve never actually been to a write-in in all my years of NaNo-ing. It may be so distracting that I get nothing done. We shall see.
I have also accomplished other tasks today: most of the week’s homework is done, I will have laundry folded and clutter cleaned up by afternoon’s end, and will have some baby shower plans firmed up shortly as well. This frees me up for– you guessed it– more noveling this week.
Fellow November novel-writers, tell me how you’re doing! How’s your wordcount? Do you hate your story yet? Have your characters gotten themselves into any particularly interesting scrapes? Fill me in!