Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Halfway There

I interrupt this month off of blogging to give you a little update. November is half over as of today, and guess what? I already met my NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words! Woohoo! The novel itself will probably be close to 60k total, and I have until I leave for Paris next Wednesday to finish writing and do a quick round of revisions. So, since I actually started writing this novel on October 28th, and I got to 50,000 yesterday, I have been writing an average of 3,000 words a day. I write approximately 1,000 words an hour, which means I've somehow managed to find three hours a day to write.

How, you ask? Well, I've been getting up early every day and staying up late, for one thing. Some mornings I write from 6-7:30, others I get my run in early and then try to stay at work late to make up for it. Some evenings I write from 8:00 (after Jack goes to bed) until 10:00, when John forces me to stop. On the weekends I've managed to write during Jack's naps, and thankfully John has given me a few hours here and there too. All in all, it's been a busy couple of weeks, but I'm really enjoying writing again. And it also makes me realize how much time I saved by cutting out the blogging.

I know some of you are missing the Jack updates, but fortunately I don't have anything too funny to share with you (potty training stories aside - you know how John feels about those). I did, however, take a few minutes to make this little collage, featuring Jack and a slice of chocolate cake. I think he devoured it in about two minutes. Maybe less.

May you all have a week filled with this much joy!


Nick Wilford said...

Congrats!! That's great. I'm awestruck by those who have already "finished". I've been away for a couple of days, and weekends are tricky. So some days I haven't written at all, but others I've done 3 or 4k. It's inspiring to think I could have finished already, if this pesky "life" stuff didn't get in the way! :D

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting so much written. Sounds like you're making the most of your time. How very satisfying.

By the way, I like your son. He eats cake like I do.

Jenny S. Morris said...

You have been a writing machine this month. And Paris?? I hope you have a fantastic time!

Yum, chocolate cake. Jake looks like he's enjoying it.

Amy Holt said...

Love that kid.

shauna said...

yay on reaching your goal! You are amazing and so dedicated!