I am just about half way through the NaNoWriMo challenge and while I worried and fretted some before the challenge even began, I should have known better. I am much too competitive and when I set my sights on something, it’s really hard for me to turn away from the task.If you did not read my post about NaNoWriMo earlier this month, it is a 30-day challenge in November of every year with the goal of writing at least 50,000 words of a new novel.
Thousands of writers get involved in this challenge.I am just one of many, obviously, but this challenge has nothing to do with the rest of the contestants. Instead, it has everything to do with what I can accomplish during this challenge, regardless of how well others may do.
So how am I doing so far?Extremely well; in fact, better than I thought would be possible given my daily schedule. I keep a fairly strict routine to accomplish my goals but so far it is working to my advantage. As of yesterday, my word count should have been at least 21,671 but I managed 23,734 for my word count by the time I finished writing last night. Tomorrow I’ll be half way through the challenge and should have a word count of at least 25,005.
I already see myself hitting that goal.Part of the reason a writer might do well in this challenge may be based on how much they enjoy what they are creating. I have no doubt that’s the case for me. For this challenge I am writing the second book in the Jorja Matthew’s Mystery series and I am having extreme fun writing again.
Just writing.Not reviewing, editing, marketing or publishing…just writing. I’m back in the bookstore with Jorja and Taylor, investigating a new case, meeting new characters and still trying to solve the mystery surrounding Jorja’s past. I get lost in the story, the characters and the mysteries. And I love every single minute of it.
On that note, I need to get back to writing so that when I submit my word count for the day, I’ll still be ahead of the game.I’ll be back on Sunday but until then, enjoy the rest of your week.