So, I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year. The month is half way through, so how am I doing?
In theory, I should be going great guns. All 4 kids are in full-time school, I am writing about something that has already happened so don’t need to make things up, and I have plenty of photos to refer to when I can’t remember what happened next.
Instead I have to admit I am slacking a little. Life keeps getting in the way and so far I have only written 36 000 words.
Whoah, I hear you say, ‘Not so much of the ‘only’ there! The goal is to write 50 000 words in a month, you only have 14 000 to go!’
This is true, but remember I’m cheating a little this year, and attempting to finish an already started book. I already had 20 000 words under my belt before the month started. So really, I’ve only written just over 1000 words a day. I need to up my game if I’m going to average 1 667 words a day, and to be honest, I don’t know if I’ll manage it.
Anyhow, in case I do, I’m keeping in mind The Book Analyst’s Special NaNoWriMo offer.
She offers advice to those of us who are insisting on participating in this literary madness and has a couple of special discounts for NaNoers, provided they sign up to receiver her newsletter.
This time next year I am going to have done something with these words I have dragged out of my keyboard, and I see the value in having someone impartial and knowledgeable take a look at my efforts.
Watch out The Book Analyst, here comes my Manuscript.