NaNoWriMo 2009 – Day 1

Every year or so I attempt to tackle NaNoWriMo. Most times I fail. Usually because I run of steam or I get caught up in the need to edit myself. This year I’m going to tackle NaNo a little different.

1. No Editing!
2. Have a Plan!

I intended to have the story fully outlined, but like many things it got by me before I could embrace the idea. That said I have a really firm idea where this is going and how I’m going to tackle it.

In the past I’ve always been strong the first week or 10 days, then I wane. This time I’m going to push myself at the beginning and taper off purposefully. Week 1, I’m going for 2500 words a day. Every week after drop the wpd by 500. This way I won’t be beating myself up when I should be spending time with family over the holiday.

To keep myself honest, I’m posting the story to my blog. Feel free to read and give comments. I know that there will be holes, there will be gaffs and horrible grammar. It’s truly a rough draft.

I’m posting this under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

I had a really good first day. In just about 3 hours I knocked out 2700 words. So I’m over goal. I hope to keep up steam and make it through the next 29 days. Who knows maybe I end up with a good story that I can work with at the end.

Thanks for reading and the support. If you’re participating too, best of luck and knock it out of the park.

You can keep up with me daily at: http://www.ronearl.com/unearthed.

4 Replies to “NaNoWriMo 2009 – Day 1”

  1. I think it’s a good idea to work as far as you can ahead so when you do need to meter out for family, you won’t have guilt. I also think keeping yourself honest by posting your progress is a good way to hold yourself in check. Go Ron Earl! And don’ t look back.

  2. I think it’s a good idea to work as far as you can ahead so when you do need to meter out for family, you won’t have guilt. I also think keeping yourself honest by posting your progress is a good way to hold yourself in check. Go Ron Earl! And don’ t look back.

  3. I think it’s a good idea to work as far as you can ahead so when you do need to meter out for family, you won’t have guilt. I also think keeping yourself honest by posting your progress is a good way to hold yourself in check. Go Ron Earl! And don’ t look back.

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