NaNo Thoughts #1

November 5, 2013 ♥ Posted in: Journal, Writing by Kristina Horner

If you’re following me on either one of my twitter accounts, I’m sure you’ve already gotten a general sense of how this National Novel Writing Month is going:



That twitter post was from a few days ago, when starting a 50,000 word writing marathon during a cold as well as 25 hours of gaming was a bit…. overwhelming for me.

Now it’s Day 5 and I’ve just about caught up to where I am supposed to be. Today’s goal is 8,333 and I’m sitting at 7,122 with the intention of writing more tonight. It’s a good feeling.

HOWEVER! Tomorrow I leave for New York for 5 days. I just never make it easy for myself.

It’s going to be a trying month, but that’s honestly one of the things I love most about NaNoWriMo. Seeing these very obvious roadblocks in my path and figuring out how to crush them.

The word sprints I’ve done so far have been extremely helpful and lots of people on twitter have been joining in! It’s so nice to see so many people participating. It really makes the whole thing so much more fun.

This is just going to be a short blog post, but I’ll hopefully be updating from New York. Except fun outfit of the day posts and perhaps even a review or two of some Broadway shows! Can’t wait!



Matthew says:

Ah well, you’re right. That is the fun of NaNoWriMo. Anyway, I am at 7903 words so I am a little behind (8333). However, my friend who has done NaNoWriMo for about 6 years has just reached 20,000. Who in the world did she do that?

Have fun in New York! And honestly, this makes me feel better. This is my 6th year doing NaNo and I’m on track… but then I see some of my other friends who are all “I wrote 8,000 words today!” and I’m all “oh… that’s nice…” And this week is really busy too. But we’ll persevere! We will knock those roadblocks down!

Cassidy says:

Tried my hand at nano this year and am FAILING. Currently sitting with 2,606 words and just can’t make anything sound right 🙁 But no school! So maybe I can catch up!

Rae says:

I had a WAHHHH moment last night. It crippled me. I think I wrote ONE sentence.

Tonight I’ve done a lot better, almost hit my word count and plan to write more. Don’t worry, Kristina. You can totally do this!

Christopher D. Rosales says:

Sadly, after starting my story over three times I lost faith and gave up 🙁

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