NaNoWriMo Update: Week 1

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It’s been about a week of NaNoWriMo and I’m already feeling a bit disappointed at my lack of progress.

At the same time, I’m not ready to give up hope yet.

My current word count is roughly 2,000, which is behind where I wanted to be with a goal of 500 words per day, but it’s also not so terribly bad that I’m giving up all hope just yet. Last night I had the opportunity to spend some significant time writing and revising (yes, revising is against the spirit of NaNo, so sue me) and also thinking about where I want to go with this story. I’ve actually been thinking about this story for the better part of five years, so the difficulty here is less in planning where I want to go, but in remembering.

Of course, some things have changed in five years and I may not ultimately follow some of my predicted story paths, but at least I’m remembering what they were and am able to assess whether I should follow my mental plan or go in a different direction.

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