September 19th, 2011
Yesterday, exactly 18 days into my MyNoWriMo, I completed the first draft of my WIP.
My face looked something like this when I typed the last line (Which I’ve known exactly what I wanted it to say from the beginning, and that’s crazy weird for me.):
Then it morphed into something like this:
The WIP still needs loads of work, obviously. The first draft came in quite slim on the word count, but mine always do. I’m not worried. Quite the opposite, I’m crazy excited.
Guys! I get to revise now!!
September 6th, 2011
I’m totally snatching this idea from Pam, Quita, and Alicia.
Since I’m MyNoWriMo-ing it up this month, I thought maybe I should share a little glimpse into what’s consuming my brain.
Total word count so far: 7,741
Excitement level: Through the roof.
September 1st, 2011
My Novel Writing Month
That’s right. Today marks the beginning of my very personal Novel Writing Month. Because I’m too impatient to wait for November. It happens every year, folks. Last year it was October, this year September, next year…who knows? August I guess. November just takes too long to get here.
I’ve got a killer story idea, a solid outline, character outlines, a string of pre-planned clues to lay, and a final decision on POV. (A huge thanks to my amazing writer buddies for helping me riddle out the pros and cons of POV for this story, by the way. I don’t know what I’d do without you guys!!)
Thanks to Savannah Foley’s amazing post on Let the Words Flow, I even have an awesome spreadsheet to track my daily wordcount and goals.
LET’S DO THIS!!
I’m going to see if I can find a widget of some sort to put my status on the blog…we’ll see what I come up with.
Do you guys like setting goals for yourself this way? I find it incredibly motivating.