It’s 6am. SJ and I are set up in our little office. Tea is being made. Now for the first hard transition. Time to get down to “WRITING”.
Both of us are at our computers, looking at ‘just one more email’ and just one more webpage. Here is the first hard part of nano. IT’s time to WRITE. ‘What am a doing blogging then.’ B4N- 6:11
15 min word war starting 6:22: Sean 131 Words. SJ 253
6:37 2 min stop for tea.
6:41 Word war #2 20 min Begins. SJ start count 303:646 = 343 Sean Start Count 131: 418 = 287
8:15- snuck in another 300 words– Word count 730
SJ 1969 words (Wowza– She passed her goal of 333 words and her DORG (Day One Ridiculous Goal) of 1667.
Sean: 2117 words. Ouch. I hope my words per hour pace picks up. It took about 3-1/2 hours to get this in.
Today I started set up automatic backups to my google drive in Scrivener. I also started my master scrivener file and worked on writing synopses for the first several chapters. Now that November has arrived I feel more like a pantser than a planner. I did take time to plan in October, but it was more in dreaming about my story and preparing ‘for’ nanowrimo than actually working on the preparatory stages of writing a novel. Oh well. Into the breach. One thing I’ve learned from FAWM about my creative process is that if I wait for the ‘right time’ to tackle a creative project, I will never start. I am very much a Jump in and peel the bandaid off as quickly as possible kind of guy. Sure it hurts like anything, but only for a short period of time and you get the job done. On that note, see you on the flipside. I’m likely only going to post wordcounts and very brief reflections here. I want to save the wordcount for my novel.