NaNoWriMo Week #2 Update

…and another week is complete while another is starting. You can check out the progress I made on my NaNoWriMo page. I did pretty well. Especially for not being able to do anything for two days. I caught up with the goal, and my characters made some interesting decisions. It’s really exciting to not know what is going to happen next, but it also makes me wonder how the whole thing is going to end. I missed another weekend of writing, so I’ve got just over 4400 words to write today to catch myself up. Or I could write two days worth of words twice this week. Either way, I’m confident I’ll catch up. I have no reason not to be; I already did it once.

I think one of the best parts of participating in NaNoWriMo right now, is that I have a writing buddy. My friend Brianna is also participating, and we send each other messages all the time about what our characters are up to, and it’s really encouraging. Her word count is a-mazing. So not only am I totally excited to see where my story is going, but I’m also excited to read her novel come December.

I’m also increasingly proud of myself for continuing this challenge. There have been moments when I’ve been discouraged, but somehow I have been able to pull through. I am going to finish 50,000 words in 30 days. What else can I do in 30 days?

I have this grand scheme now. December will be filled with reading and editing (and holiday fun). But, come January, I want to do another 30 day challenge. I haven’t decided what it will be, but I have a few ideas. Maybe I can do something different every month during 2011. I don’t know, but it is an interesting thought.

What can you do in 30 days?

-Scrapbook the first 4 years of my kiddo’s life (or, maybe to take it slow, at least the 1st year)

-Take 15 minutes a day to meditate

-Write a letter to various people/companies/inanimate objects every day

-Take a picture a day of myself, my kiddo, or maybe the two of us together (if he’d let me)

-Charitable giving, every day of the month (could be money, volunteer time, donations, etc.)

-Learn something new during the month (knitting is one idea I had)

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