Thursday, November 1, 2012

All The Words!! (Day 1)

So today I woke up late (I was out at the midnight kick off until about two in the morning)  and I had, of course, a goal for the day.  I wanted to hit 15,000 words by the end of the day to start out NaNoWriMo right.  I have a plan to make it to 320,000 words this month (despite all the different things I have planned.)

Now, this may sound like a lot.  Trust me, it does to me too.  In fact after the kickoff here in Calgary, I may have had a small panic attack where I might have wondered if I was going to be able to finish.

So, now it's the end of the day and I have my first word count.  Today I managed to write 16,195 words.  Which is more than my goal for the day, and I'm super excited.

Now I'm thinking that I can actually do this.  Yes, yes, I know, I've done it before.  Last year I wrote 300,000 words and now I'm only adding on an additional 20,000 words, so why was i worried?

Maybe it was because of all the other plans I have for the month.  Maybe it was because I had only written 4k words (even if it was only the first night, in fact the first few hours).  Or maybe it's just because I do have random moments of doubt no matter how long I've been doing things like this.

The why doesn't really matter.  What matters is that I'm going to do it.  I'm going to get my word count.  I just have to buckle down and do it.  And not get distracted by all the shows I'm dying to watch.

Anyway, it's a short post today, cause I have to get this up in the next couple of minutes, but I do have to say, no matter what your goal this year, you can do it!!

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Daily Word Count: 16,195
Total Word count: 16,195


  1. Wait, what the what?


    Dude. Seriously.

    That's awesome!

    Thanks for the motivation! :)