Last night I hit 22,000 words. That sounds like a lot but I don’t feel like it’s enough! My goal for today is to hit 25,000, which means I’ll be halfway done. I think with a few Word Sprints I might be able to make it though!
What are Word Sprints? Super fun timed sessions where you write as much as fast as possible. For example, you get 15 minutes and a totally optional prompt and then post what you came up with. There are even ones (that I find extremely rewarding) where you attempt to write 1000 words in 30 minutes. So far I’ve nailed every one!
Doing NaNoWriMo has really been a fun experience so far. I’ve been sitting on this idea for a while and it actually seems like I’m going to get the first draft finished this month! Adding my 22,000 words to what I had before has put me at about 31,000 words! Of course, I’m only planning on validating what I’ve written this month but it’s still kind of amazing.
It’s been good to get in the habit of writing every day again, even if it’s just 500 or 600 words. There’s been some drama in my life lately and I’ve been able to kind of take a step back and relax thanks to writing, and bury my head in the sand for an hour or two, which makes it easier to face the drama because now I know I can do anything.
After I edit this story, I’m planning on setting it aside for a little while and working on finishing another old friend, Framed, which only needs a couple of chapters to be complete. I plan on that one being my second book even though it takes place before Detective’s Brother because I just went crazy over Simon and Quinn.
Now, back to writing. I’ve got a dance to attend and those 3000 words aren’t going to write themselves today!