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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.

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