Wednesday, November 7, 2012

#IWSG and #NaNoWriMo Insecurities

Where did the month go? October was a busy personal month, filled with various doctor, dentist, optometrist, veterinarian and physical therapist appointments. Can't say I'm sad those are all done, finally, or at least for 6-12 months. Oh, we'll all live (hubby, me and dog), we're just getting older. LOL!

I also managed to finish the first draft of my Camp NaNoWriMo mystery, "Not A Whisper". I'm working on the editing and hope to be done with the first major one by the end of November.

Of course November brings it's own challenges - moving our RV from Maryland to Tennessee (and if it gets too cold, all the way to Florida for the winter). That means a week or so of minimal computer and writing time.

Why is this important? Because I once again accepted the challenge and signed up for NaNoWriMo. What was I thinking? August has 31 days and no holidays, plus we had no travel time. That means I have to work harder and write more on the days I goal is 20 days of writing at 2500 words a day. Every day less than 20 days, means more words needed on the others.

I enjoyed writing my mystery as a pantser, wondering if I can do a romance this way?


  1. Good luck with such a busy month! And congrats on finishing your draft! That's always something to be excited about!

  2. You're ahead of me, if that ticker is your current word count! (I'm at 16578 at the time of this comment).

    It's funny, I meant to participate this August, when my schedule was wide open, and did not. But in November, when certain things are more demanding of my time? I've succeeded almost every time (2010 was my Fail year).

  3. Congrats on your draft and good luck for future pantsing! :)

  4. Good luck with NaNo, Donna, I'm sure you'll find the time to fit it into your busy schedule, you're a pro! :)

  5. You'll find a way!
    And you may have to go further south than Tennessee. We're cold in the Carolinas right now.

  6. Thanks everyone - haven't had time to make the rounds but the NaNo novel is over halfway there.


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