Baxil (baxil) wrote,
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It's one week into November ... do you know where your characters are?

I just updated my NaNoWriMo writing total. 11,063 words -- which (I got bored and checked) makes me about #1,204 of over 16,000 writers on the site who have bothered to update their totals.

A few nonproductive days so far, but there's a weekend coming up. Which brings me to my point. I'm just about exactly on track for a slow but steady finish of a constant ~1,700 words per day. If you're participating in NaNoWriMo and are lagging behind my total -- what are you doing reading Livejournal? Go out there and create! ];=8)

But note: Don't feel guilted into it, please. You've still got plenty of time to lose a few days here or there (in fact, I've gotten this far while SPECIFICALLY setting aside Thursdays as down days, and working full-time to boot). It's just that that low-hanging fruit of a finished novel will be a lot closer at the end of the month if you put in the work early, while you still have that breathing room, than if you wait till later. I'm not lecturing you, I'm asking you to be pragmatic and kick yourself into action now for a nice little payoff just down the line.

Believe me, I know from procrastination. But there's something special about 50,000 words in 30 days. It's worth reclaiming the high ground for.
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