It's hard to believe we are already one week into Nanowrimo! Last week, I pondered whether I even have time to write a book this November. In all honesty, I probably don't, but my idea is still growing in my mind and I started getting it all out. I figure, it only takes me an hour and a bit to get 1800 words onto my computer and I can easily write that watching TV at night...so I am trying my best.
What does my best look like? Well, if you've been following the widget on the sidebar of this blog, you'll see it is looking a little, well...not good.
The Red means I didn't write at all those says. the green says I got in the minimum number of words needed to complete if I wrote everyday (1667) and the Yellow and Orange mean I made an effort to write that day but didn't meet a word count goal.
Even so - at day 7, I am almost 10% of the way done and that is pretty good, given my commitments this month and two kids who want to spend their evenings "sneaking" instead of sleeping. If I average 1800 words a day, I will still finish and that just means writing an extra paragraph or two each day. I am also hoping to spend the holiday weekend writing as I recover from my back to back long runs! That is always good for word count boosting so I may actually catch up by this time next week!
I am also really enjoying using Yarny to write this year. Aside from some technical issues on day one, it has been a breeze to write in and I love how it makes my book accessible anywhere. I am backing up regularly just in case...I did lose a paragraph that first day...
I must say, with this being my third November doing Nano, that I am really enjoying some of the updates they made to their website for this year. As you all know, I love me some stats and graphs to prove I'm doing something. This is like a Garmin for my writing!!!!
Are you doing Nano this year? How's it going for you? Tell me about your book :)