Everyday I’m Nano-ing

One thing I’ve learned in all of my years doing Nanowrimo is that it’s important to touch your story every single day, even if it’s only 100 words. Some days you’ll have 100 words, some days you’ll have 10,000 words. The big word count days make up for the small word count days, and by the end of the month, it all comes out in the wash.

This month, it’s been a challenge to get to my story every day. I know National Novel Writing Month is all about making the time in your already hectic life to write a novel. This year I’m finding it more difficult to make that time.

I also have yet to write anything I am really excited about this month. It’s tough to make myself face the novel in those pockets of downtime where I could be writing when I’m not feeling confident about it.

But it’s still early in the month. I know I have plenty of time to catch up, and to figure out how to balance writing with the rest of the chaos of my schedule. And I know my novel will pick up. I like my idea, and I already have an affection for my protagonist. It’s just taking a lot more prep work to write than any year previous. I’m starting to wonder if I shouldn’t have gone with an easier idea this year.

I’m having a blast as ML and hanging out with my fellow Wrimos, though!

Hopefully next week I’ll have a more encouraging progress report for you.

Until next Tuesday,

Everyday I’m Nano-ing

/dances

Sara is a Kansas-grown author of the fantasy and horror persuasions. She is convinced that fantastical things are waiting for her just around the corner, and until she finds the right corner, she writes about those things instead.

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