NaNoWriMo, writing

It has begun!

Oh hell, I did it again. I must have written another blog post with that title before* because I now have the Mortal Kombat song in my head. I’m going to have to see if I can find the soundtrack on Spotify. Good memories.

Okay, I couldn’t seem to find it on Spotify, but I found it on youtube, so win. I know I still have the CD around somewhere.

Right! Enough getting off topic already!

November has started! And with it NaNoWriMo.

I spent most of the morning setting Ivy up, as I read about the Young Writers Program, and suggested she give it a shot. To my utter surprise, she jumped right in! We’ve set a word goal of 10,000 words. I’ve never seen her so willing to sit down and write as she was yesterday (well, I lie, this morning she rushed through the list of things she needs to do in the morning so that she could get to the computer and start. She just proudly informed me that she wrote Chapter Two in big letters). She wrote just over a thousand words yesterday, which is definitely the most she’s ever written, and seeing the joy and excitement in her eyes has made me so thrilled for her.

I remember what that was like, discovering joy in writing, and I feel really blessed to witness it now.

Anyway, eventually, after a million interruptions, I finally found my flow and managed to clock 1735 words for the first day. While I don’t think I’ll make it all the way to 50,000 words, it’s nice to make the suggested daily goal πŸ™‚

I was looking forward to sharing NaNo with a bunch of my writing friends, but it feels a little more special knowing I get to share it with my big girl πŸ™‚

Right, I better get back into it!

 

*haha yes, I did! Gosh that was a while back.Β 

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5 thoughts on “It has begun!”

    1. No shame in that, no shame at all! lol I can’t remember the last time I got a new CD, but I do have heaps hanging around from my late teens, including a burnt copy of American Werewolf in Paris – they don’t make CD’s like they used to! Mind you, I guess no-one burns CD’s anymore anyway… Oh hell, we’re getting old πŸ˜‰

  1. I pulled out a ton of reference books that I haven’t looked at in years for this years story (which I really haven’t given much thought to…) I’m looking at using this year as more of getting back the process of writing.

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