I stuck to my rules on Sunday, and wrote my first 1800 or so words on an older work in progress, and then moved on to the shiny new idea. Between the two I was able to get 3568 words for the day. And I managed to get in an hour of kickboxing once I meet my goal.
Day four wasn’t as good. Monday’s are hard for me any week, but banging out almost four thousand words the night before didn’t help. I was tired, sore from my work out, and I’d already agreed to spend the day in the field for work, a.k.a. spending the day not at my computer with the opportunity to get a few words down between meetings.
But I still managed to write 1121 words. Not my full word count goal for the day, but not bad. I did however, have to abandon my rules to get them. A lot of these words are on my new work. But since I wasn’t sure if I could even get a hundred words with how tired I felt, I think getting more than a thousand is worth a little rule breaking.
That’s my favorite part about Nanowrimo, how it pushes you to do more than you think you can. It pushes you to make time, focus and encourages you to put your writing before everything else. I couldn’t do it every month, but I’m happy to do it for one a year.
Total Nanowrimo Word Count:
Second Chance at a Cheerleader – 6364
Army Ménage - 2261