Word count: 31,019
What I’ve learned thus far:
- I still like to write fiction! I started writing fiction in college but since I began writing again a few years ago, I’ve been focused on essays and non-fiction articles. This return to the world of fiction has been a good exercise and a good reminder for me.
- If I focus, I have more time than I think I do to write. So, in all truth, I would not have believed you if you told me I would write more than 31,000 words in twenty-three days. “That’s crazy talk” would have been my response. But here I am, moving towards word number 31,020.
- I actually like this book-in-a-month method. Back to one of my original NaNo posts, several years ago I thought a friend who was doing NaNo was nuts, out of her mind, off the deep end. Now I’m a firm believer. The freedom this model provides is just what I need to get me going. It will be interesting to revise in December, but with words on the page rather than somewhere in my head (imagine that!) I think it will be easier.
All this being said, it does feel like the timer is ticking. Seven days and 18,981 words to go.