NaNoWriMo Tag

Bookish Stuff / Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

I was tagged by naturalpoppy on You Tube the other day to do a Why I love NaNoWriMo tag.  So since I don’t do You Tube videos, I decided to do it here for her and you instead.

The main reason I love NaoWriMo is because it got me to sit down and write.  I’ve been saying forever and ever. I want to write a book and other people have told me you should write a book.  Now I’m actually doing it.  It may not be great stuff but I’m getting the words down everyday and more than the minimum daily count.

This is my first participation in NaNoWriMo and I started scared out of my mind.  I just couldn’t perceive myself writing a minimum of 1,667 words a day.  I thought it would take me all day to get it done.  In fact day one went really well I wrote 1,753 words in two hours.  God only knows where it all came from.  I continued the rest of the days hoping they would be the same.  Honestly, some of the days have been remarkable 3,000/4,000 words.  It’s really been unbelievable and an enjoyment!

The weekend before NaNoWriMo started I had a general idea of what I wanted to write about but absolutely no specific ideas.  Needless to say I procrastinated the entire weekend.  Finally, on Monday night my husband (my muse) started questioning me to see where I was on my planning.  Sigh!  Nowhere.  He then started to ask me about characters and setting and some other things and suddenly I realized I knew a lot more than I was aware.  As a matter of fact, I was pretty adamant about setting, characters, and time period.  In my opinion, Day 1 was the most important day for me.  It was like opening a vault and then wanting to take the time to discover the treasure from within.  I’m enjoying it tremendously and have connected with a group of great writing buddies that are keeping me motivated and I them.  If you’re not participating this year and you would like to write a book one day, I strongly urge you to sign up next year.  It’s the experience that’ll give you that swift kick up the butt that you need to begin writing, but most of all to continue even beyond the 50,000 words demanded.  I wish all the participants who might be reading this Good luck, don’t give up no matter what and especially Happy writing……

Favorite sentence that I wrote this week:

He sunk into the sofa and attempted to envisage his lonely future.

Describe a character in my book that I’m fond of:

I’m fond of Zachary at the moment.  He’s hard-working, good-looking and a good dad sort of.  He’s a lousy husband and has a bit on the side.

How many words have I written so far?


When and where have I been doing most of my writing?

Every morning, I write near a well-lit window in my living room in an extremely comfortable chair.  My legs are propped up on a pillow on another chair and my Macbook on my lap.  If I start by 9am, I’m usually finished by noon and sometimes even before, unless I feel like writing more.

Have I had to sacrifice anything in the past week in order to devote myself to writing?

No not really.  I can’t move around a lot because of my torn Achilles tendon which is healing slowly, but surely.  In essence, I’ve got plenty of time to write at the moment.

Be obscure clearly.

                 ——E.B. White

10 Replies to “NaNoWriMo Tag”

  1. Okay, WOW on the word count! For this being your 1st NaNo, you’re doing really well! Also, I’m loving your description of your writing spot. I may need to come and hijack it! I’ve been writing at a local coffee shop, (which means eating way too many croissants) or just sitting in my bed.

    1. Yeah it’s been my permanent spot since my Achilles tendon was torn. It ‘s the brightest place and the warmest place. Can’t seem to snack while writing but boy do I drink a lot of tea. Love tea!

  2. Your book really sounds interesting from the line you shared and the short description of your character! Hope your Achiles tendon heals soon; however, it seems you’re making the best of your healing time 🙂

  3. Wow, I’ve been in London for a few days and look at you rocketing towards the finish line. I love that line, I can even imagine that as a first line of a novel, it says so much in one sentence and has me asking all kind of questions, wanting to know more!
    I’m almost envious of your injury, forced to rest, your imagination has never worked so hard I am sure, I do hope you are developing an addiction to writing and this is the beginniing of the next phase in your life 🙂

    Bonne continuation my friend!

    1. Thanks so much for your continual support!!! Yes it’s the finish line and it isn’t easy but I’m keeping my objectives to about 2,000 words a day. I’m ecstatic to have gotten this far and have definitely caught the writing bug. I love it! Yes I do believe my injury is a blessing in disguise. I probably never would have put pen to paper. Thanks again for your support! 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot for the support and the compliment! Writing books is something I’ve always wanted to do and never really believed in me doing it. Now that I’m on this schedule it feels natural, like I should be doing it. Good luck to you too! Your NaNoWriMo snippets have me intrigued.

    1. Thanks for the compliments all around. I didn’t think I could do it either but I did. You should try it next year. Just give me a heads up on what’s expected of me for the blog hop. I think it’s a great idea.

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