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I’m officially declaring Nano a half-win

There are half-marathons. Why not a half-Nano? I wrote 25,000 words in the first half of November. Now, sadly, some difficulties and stresses have sprung up and I’m declaring it a win and devoting myself to caring for family and friends. And me.

I’ll still write UNTRUE CRIME, but not in November. Maybe I’ll have it finished by year-end. Guess we’ll see.

I’m also taking a break from marketing. So please imagine I’m still yelling “Buy my boooook!” even though I’m not.

I do have a free book if you’re interested: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/PrzpI

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Nano on track…

Day 13 and I’m just under 24,000 words. If I can keep this up, I shall win at Nano. If I fall short, I’ll still have a really great first draft. I’m 1/3 of the way into the 2nd act, so a little less than halfway, storywise, right on track word-count wise.

Go, me! And everybody doing Nano ever!

Here’s an inspirational meme to keep up going!

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NANO DAY WHATEVER…

No really. Yesterday was Day 5 and we had to submit our word count to our RWA chapter. I’m at 10,000 words. (10,058 to be exact).

Today I’m a bit thrown by the time change. I actually woke up at 3:00 am, according to my phone. Went to the basement and cleaned up 2 boxes of family stuff that I’d been meaning to go through for years. Scanned a picture of my Dad from the 50s for my cousin Kim.

Now it’s 12:30 and I JUST opened my nano book file. Time for lunch, eh?

Dad, circa 1950s. More info here: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/freddy-grant-emc/freddygrant1950s-2

#Nanowrimo Day 4: Slowing down a bit

After a tremendous first 2 days, I’ve been busy the last couple of days and not getting a lot of words in. Yesterday 1200, and today 600. That’s not stellar, but thanks to my early sprint, I’m still ahead of the game.

As this is my first Nano, it’ll be interesting to put it away for a bit and then see how much editing it needs.

In the spirit of Nano, I came across this article on Bustle: (via Passive Guy’s daily publishing news round-up):
8 Best-Selling Books Written During NaNoWriMo That Show You It Can Be Done

I loved several of these books, esp. The Night Circus. Here’s the list if you don’t want to click:

1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
3. The Beautiful Land by Alan Averill
4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
5. Wool by Hugh Howey
6, 7, and 8. Cinder, Scarlet and Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Nano Day 2: 3600 new words!

I start my day at dawn in the dog park. Today I dictated the entire next chapter. Then in between appointments and errands, I figured out what I’d meant before autocorrect “corrected” me. I fixed the grammar and punctuation, especially quotation marks. But if I can manage 3600 words a day that way, that’ll take care of days when I get nothing done, like, possibly, tomorrow.

Onward and upward. How’d you do?

 

2900 words on Day 1.

Take that, Nano.

Got off to a rocky start by trying to have everything happen at once. But I untangled the threads and arranged them in the correct order–like dominoes–this has to happen in order for this to happen.

Never: this happens, then this, then this.

Always: This happens that leads to that happening, but then this happens… Rinse repeat.

How’d you do?

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