Two days into NaNoWriMo and I’m still here! And I’m on (actually, slightly ahead of) target! OK, so I know it’s only been two days, but I’m nonetheless pleased.
For the past two days I’ve had the luxury of a strategically planned break from the dayjob, so I was able to indulge my predilection for writing in cafes. Both mornings I began with journalling (in one of my notebooks!) over eggs and coffee, and then migrated to the keyboard. Having the whole day, I was then able to resume writing in the afternoon after a brain break.
And I’m pacing myself too. I’ve only written for a few hours each day, in two separate sessions. In between I’ve been doing the last of the housework, or exercise…
I know it can’t last, that when I resume the dayjob next week I’ll be tearing my hair out trying to get the words down in the small time I’ll have available. But at least I’ve got the next few days to have a good run at it at a sustainable pace.
And if I get to the end of Tuesday (my last day of vacation) with 12,000 words done, then that’s a mighty good start.
I don’t know how much I’ll be blogging this month, because I think I’m going to get a bit crazy. But I’m sure if I’m doing anywhere near well with NaNoWriMo, I won’t be able to help myself from posting brief updates. Whether there’ll be anything else on my mind, remains to be seen!