I’m clipping along this month at just under 13,000 words so far. Not quite the pace I need in order to reach 50k by the end of the month, but well within the range of my personal goals.
I already wrote a lengthy reflection about Nanowrimo over on Heroines of Fantasy this week, so I won’t bother you with the same discourse here. But the take-home point bears repeating: What I’ve enjoy most about the experience is the opportunity to focus exclusively on my story.
I’d almost forgotten what this feels like, to have every spare moment dedicated to crafting a novel. I haven’t indulged in this luxury since the writing of Eolyn, mostly because publishing brings with it a host of other responsibilities that don’t necessarily involve, well, writing.
But this month, Nano has given me an excuse to think about nothing else but my novel, and I’m very grateful for that.
I’m going to leave it at that for now, because I have a word count to meet today. Characters and situations are crying out for my attention. But I’d love to hear from other Nanowrimo folks out there, if you have a spare moment. How’s your month going? What do you enjoy about the experience? Share your thoughts, and then, write on!