Wednesday, November 1, 2023

NaNoWriMo 2023: Day One

Okay. Here we are. I've officially begun the book for this year's NaNoWriMo. So, how did I do on this first day? Well, not great. I got a late start to the book and never got back to do more sessions. And how many words did I write? 

I wrote 276 words. That is just over one manuscript page. I've just gotten a start on chapter one. That means I will need to write more words tomorrow in order to get on track. 

For those unfamiliar with the guidelines of National Novel Writing Month, allow me to provide a brief explanation. Essentially, when you participate you must write a 50,000-word novel in the month of November. That is thirty days of writing. If you break it down, that means you need to write about 1667 words a day. 

Like I said yesterday, I do not plan books I just write them into the dark. In this way, the experience echoes that of the reader's in that I am following the characters along on their journey and discovering the story along with them. I'm not alone in this approach. Many, many writers write books this very same way. Most long-term professionals most definitely do. It's a natural method of storytelling, really.

So, onward to day two. Let's see if I can get a better word count tomorrow.

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