November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. This is the second week of NaNoWriMo, and I am fighting hard to stay motivated. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words of a new or existing novel by months end. To reach this goal the writer has to write on average 1666 words a day. Thats a lot of words!
The first week I found to be REALLY easy. Each day I was looking forward to writing, and I didn’t fall behind once. In fact most of the week I was ahead of schedule. But then I had one day where I just didn’t have time to write. I was busy from sun up to sun down and before I knew it day was over and I was 1666 words behind. I havent caught up since.
I have written every day, and I have been writing a lot, but I simply am not making my word count. Currently I have 12,888 words. That means I am behind by 3,772 words. Its killing me!
On the upside my story is going VERY well. Although a few of my friends dont like that I have redefined what it is to be a Zombie. I have a feeling I am going to have a lot of people feel that way, but since I am making it all up as I go along I figure I will stay with it.
Anyways, back to writing!