Nanowrimo update #1

Book Genre: YA fantasy
Medium: Longhand
Daily Goal: 10 pages per day

Total Pages so far: 11 pages
Total Word Count so far: 1944 words

Okay, so far so good. I'm actually a little ahead of the game, as I went to the fabulous Boise All Night Insanity Write-In last night and wrote from midnight to two in the morning. This got me to my current word count, and I'm going to try another hour or so tonight.

(I think the best bet is to try to get as ahead as possible, in case of emergencies or brain meltdowns.)

The bad news is I'm tired, and my writing schedule for the day was rudely interrupted by my leaving my notebook at home when I headed to work. I was wrestling with a plot point and forgot it. (irony)

The good news is that I now have a pretty good idea of how long it takes me to write ten pages, so that will help with the time management I'm SO good at. (heavy sarcasm) The other good thing is that in six days there is a Starbucks opening ONE BLOCK from my house. Aside from the glories of accessible coffee, there is a definite writing benefit here. The only writable place within walking distance at the moment is Hastings, which is great, but I would get distracted and start reading books and never write anything ever again. You don't get that problem with a Starbucks.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween. If you want a good laugh, check out Lauren Myracle's YA Author Halloween Dare. You'll have to scroll down a bit to get to the original dare, but this blog and all its follow-ups gave me the funniest October I've had in a while.


  1. Wow, you're off to a great start. I like your theory about starting out ahead of the game to compensate for future emergencies. Keep writing, and don't get too fatigued. Course if you do, Starbucks will help ;)


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