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Midpoint of NaNoWriMo 2011

It is the midway point of NaNoWriMo 2011. The adventure has had its ups and downs during my first attempt at this mash dash frenzy to 50K words. My goal has remained the same. I want the story that has been in my head for the past year to be placed down on paper. If I get a good portion of it written then I will consider myself a winner. If the word count is accomplished that is just icing on the cake

The two things that I have stuck to has been:

A/ Getting up at 5 am and writing for a straight hour. It is the best time of the day when my hands and joints are not hurting at full speed. The end of the day they are screaming bloody murder. Also life has a way of getting in the way and before we know it the day is already gone.

B/ A good NaNo buddy of mine named Ruth gave me a great tip. Before the month of November started, write down 30 plots I could write about. I would pick one each day to write on and stick to it until I got a word count I was happy with. That way I would not sit in front of the computer twiddling my thumbs.

At the moment my word count is 34,295 on day 15.  I am tired and sleep deprived and I honestly can’t wait for November to be done. I need to get back to my projects that had to be push to the side due to this adventure I have embarked on. Will I do this next year I do not know but if so I will be better prepared.

I have always looked up to people who have written full blown novels that had word counts that overshadow my small words. Yet here I am with the word count slightly over 34K and still climbing. I have amazed myself and yes I am pretty darn tooting proud at the same time. Another perk of this NaNoWriMo has been my ability to show myself I can do it like the others and that at the end of the day is the best reward of all.