“So there’s a freeing up that happens when I can go into that storytelling mode…It isn’t about how much sense you make, it is about how compelling you are.
― Nalo Hopkinson
We are on the fourth day of NaNoWriMo and I’m feeling pretty good about my progress, both in word count and how my story is going. Although I created a loose outline my story definitely has a life of it’s own. Last night it decided to surprise me by revealing something about one of the characters that I hadn’t even suspected, it was a jaw dropper.
Word Count: 5094
I’m currently averaging the 1667 a day with a little more here and a little less there. I’m hoping to have a couple of days a week that I write 3000 and above to help me out on those weekend days when I may not be able to do as much with my granddaughters here.
So far I’m on target with writing posts. I decided that since I’m writing a Wednesday post for Row80 I probably won’t be doing the Wordless Wednesday posts, maybe.
For the most part I’m staying off of NaNoWriMo sites because I just can’t handle seeing other peoples high word counts, as long as I’m keeping up with what is required to reach my goal, I’m happy. Otherwise I start getting upset over their word counts and don’t think I’m doing well enough. I know it isn’t suppose to be that way, but I am how I am about such things.
I hope your reaching your goals this week and feeling good about your writing as well!
Are you competitive, is it problematic for you when others have such high word counts or are you the laid back type that thinks it’s all good?
Visit the other Rowers and support their writing journey by leaving word love in their comments. Of course any words of encouragement are much appreciated here as well.
Morgan Dragonwillow is recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo
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