NaNoWriMo – Day Three!

NaNoWriMoI decided it would probably be better to do these NaNoWriMo updates at the end of the day, rather than the beginning. It’s too easy to get sidetracked before the writing has started.

While these updates may be helpful for someone who’s thinking about doing NaNoWriMo, or informative for anyone who is kind enough to keep good thoughts for me during the month, I hope they will also hold me accountable.

I might not update every day, because there will be some days when nothing happens. For instance, this weekend is busy, hence my furor in word count for the past three days.

On day two, I logged a word count of 2,577, bringing me to 9,306. Today, I logged 2,460 words for a grand total of 11,766. This means I’ve reached more than 20 percent of my 30-day goal in just three days. How do you like that for fancy math from a person who majored in English?

I really like using the NaNoWriMo site, because I can log my words there and it keeps track of the number of words written each day. The dashboard displays how many more words remain until my goal is reached, too.

I also like the word-sprint feature. You enter a period of time, (I chose 60 minutes) and then you see how many words you can add before the timer goes off. It’s encouraging because it counts down the minutes, too. This really keeps me focused.

So far, so good. Everything seems to be making sense in the story, and the characters are filling out.

Thanks for reading this. Comments welcome below!

Word Count: 11,766

Ann Silverthorn

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