thought I might be stressed out trying to do both National Novel Writing Month
and National Blog Posting Month at the same time. I admit that I have had my moments of stress but overall, not so
much. What I am finding is that I am feeling very peaceful and accomplished
about both undertakings. I haven’t missed a single day of writing (THANK YOU
WriteChain!) or blogging. And, in fact, if the evening goes well I will make
the fifty-thousand words for NaNoWriMo at the Write-In I am going to attend
tonight. So, not only am I feeling peaceful, I am also excited! This is the
fastest I have ever reached the 50k mark. I think I mentioned in a post last
week that I am aiming for one-hundred thousand words this November. I reached that
goal last November but was on a challenge and therefore not planned out at all.
For something this enormous, I work better with a plan. By plan, I mean having
a goal each day as to word count. I’ve set it up so that I would hit the 50k
today, then write three-thousand, five hundred words per day for the next ten
days and one-thousand, seven hundred for the last ten days of November. That will
put me right at (possibly a tiny bit over) the 100k mark. I set it up this way
so that by the time my kids are out of school for their Thanksgiving vacation –
I will be back to an almost normal writing schedule. When they are home I like
to spend as much time with them as possible. So yes, I am feeling happy and
peaceful. I hope and pray this continues.
have even been crocheting and reading still! I started a new blanket project
which I will tell you about in a blog post later in the week.