I might just reach that 50,000 words by the end of today, but I have a lot of other stuff to do as well…like getting groceries…like doing laundry…like coming up with something besides leftover lasagna for dinner since we’re already eaten that stuff two days in a row.
Nothing against NaNoWriMo though. I’ll have at least 50,000 words of first draft quality that actually has enough plot to work with.
I’ve learned that I don’t need blocks of time at least four hours long to write as I’ve always claimed. A one hour session works just fine.
I’ve discovered a deadline is a powerful motivator, so I plan to create more of those for myself.
Blocking out my whole month’s schedule and marking writing times with a bright pink marker was a useful tool to avoid procrastination.
Here’s the big question. Can I carry the almost daily writing habit and the momentum forward? If I fail to do that, I’ll be reporting for Camp NaNoWriMo this summer for a refresher course in commitment. Or maybe I’ll just go to camp for the fun of it. Can’t hurt.