So I’m at 25,000+ words now on my novel for NaNoWriMo! It’s a great feeling to know I’ve been disciplined enough to write that many words in only a couple of weeks. I’ve never written so much so fast. With a full time job and other social commitments, somehow I’ve managed to stay on track.
Getting up at 6am every morning has been a big part of the success so far. I’m not, by any stretch of the imagination, a morning person, but that time has been invaluable. It cannot be impeached on by friends dropping in, (cos that totally happens all the time… lol) appointments, social commitments etc. It’s my time. Except when I decide I need sleep more than writing. That hasn’t happened often, but when it has I’ve made time later to catch up. So far, I’m on track!
The story has flowed fairly well, and I’m pretty happy with it so far. It’s not winning any literary prizes at this point (being the first draft, so pretty shitty really) but I’m pleased with the progress. You can’t mold a piece of pottery until the clay is on the wheel!