NaNoWriMo, Day 1

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!

  • I am sitting at 1885, after a couple hundred words at midnight, then right to bed. And that was after some exercise and a nap. So far my characters are doing a lot of talking, but that’s okay, it’s helping me get a grip on my characters and plant some seeds for later. Hope to kick out some more words after work tonight.

    • Yay!! This is me cheerleading for you! 🙂

  • Cielamara

    I’m at 3445 right now. It’s going well, I’d say!

    • Wow, you go girl!

  • I don’t know if you are on my friends at NaNo. I hope you make it to 5,000. I just crossed the line. It was my daily goal for today as well. I’m not so keen on my story, but it will coalesce I hope. It’s a project idea from a long time ago that I just never did anything with. You know how that goes, you just want to get the idea written so it is done. 🙂

    No scrapes, but I think one is coming. I kind of want to continue to get them into trouble, but it’s 6:30 and I have teenagers demanding food. I suppose I should take them for the promised chicken wings. (Hubs is in Dallas for the day, talk about hellacious commute from DC LOL and he hates all things chicken. So…)

    • I’m streetmouse on NaNoWriMo.org and I’m religiously updating my wordcount, now that the site is back up. 🙂 Good luck with your story!

  • Wow – you folks are really cranking the work out. I’ve never done this before so I thought I better pace myself. I guess you could call me the tortoise in this “race”. I set my goal at 2,000 but had to write tomorrow’s work today. Right on target, I ended the day at a little over 4,000. (I’ve been called to testify in hearing. I don’t expect I’ll feel much like writing when I get back.)

    • You are doing great!! It’s year five for me and I’ve learned a few things… mostly about myself. So I set a higher daily count. I decided yesterday that since I hit a roll, I wanted to attempt to get today’s work done as well because I have two write ins. Write ins are questionable in the past in my area. It looks like we have a new group, so I figured I’d get ahead just in case there was less writing and more talking. 🙂

    • Awesome! That’s a great wordcount! And, for me, slow and steady wins the race, always. 🙂 I am not a good end-of-the-month crammer like some people are.