I hope for those of you working on NaNoWriMo that it’s going well for you. I’ve fought some distractions (see photos three and four below), but I’m making progress and enjoying—for the most part anyway—what I’m accomplishing. I have more than 20,000 words now, here at the start of the second half of November.
I was wondering out loud with someone yesterday, “Where did November go? How is Thanksgiving already next week” I realize as I write this post, my November has gone into my novel, a September almost 90 years ago. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Where has your November gone?
Otters at the river, so fun to watch and so hard to capture from a distance.
As I mentioned in last week’s post, NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and my story is taking shape. I have 10,000+ words, and though some days are harder than others, it feels good to be working on a piece of fiction for a change.
I’ve found a decent working rhythm, too, and a way to know my daily word count. I write in a notebook because I prefer the weight of a pen in my hand and the flow of ink onto the page, but each day, I begin by typing what I’ve written the day before. That serves two purposes: I know my word count, and it draws me back into the story where I left it.
I took Sunday off for a day of rest. I don’t know how the rest of you NaNoWriMo writers feel about taking days off, but I’m going to follow the commandment for a Sabbath rest. My husband and I took a ride out to apple country, and today’s three favorites are from our trip there.