NaNo, Day 1

Well, NaNoWriMo began today, and believe it or not, this is my first time to give it a shot. Three books published, and I've never done NaNo. I was beginning to feel like I wasn't entirely sold out to this "writer" thing, so I took the plunge this year.

Believe it or not, it was not hard for me to get up at 5 am to start writing. Who knew that creative time would be powerful enough to defeat my love affair with blankets and warm coziness? Well, at least for one day. As the battle continues to rage throughout November, we shall see how well I continue to do.

Honestly, though, I can see how early risers have a bit of a love affair with the pre-dawn and dawn hours. Right now, because we haven't gotten back to standard time, the sun comes up at about 7:30 am, and I get to watch the sunrise on my way to work. It really tends to be a glorious display of pink and gold beauty. And since I now take winding country roads to work, I can appreciate it way more that I would sitting on 422 in a line of tail lights.

The other benefit I found today to getting up early, writing, and then driving to work, was that I got to use my 50 minute commute to hash out the next scene I want to write. Since I don't outline (as much as I WANT to be an outliner, I still haven't developed that skill) that time will be extremely valuable, I am certain. Especially since I was stuck on my characters' exact plan when I had to call it quits this morning. I now know how they are going to deal with this mess they're in. Now to find a minute to write it.

So how about you? Are you trying to crank out 50K words this month? If you're not, what do you think of those of us crazies who are?


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  1. I'm gonna give it a shot, myself! I did the summer ones and liked it very much. What's your screenname so I can buddy you? Mine is NetRaptor.

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    1. Hey Kessie--I am RebeccaPMinor over at the NaNo site. I will be honest--I'm staying away from it as much as I can, with as limited as my writing time is. But I will at least be dropping in to update my word count. :)

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  2. I'm participating, but we shall see how productive it will be...

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    1. Good luck! I hope you get some great writing done!

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  3. I'm not participating this year, but I'm cheering the rest of you on! I have ony recently discovered the joys/perks of being an early riser. I have definitely been more productive in the 5-7 time slot than I was in the 7-9:30 at night slot. Yay!

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    1. Thanks for the cheerleading...we'll need it, I'm sure. I'll keep an eye out for you in the early hours.

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  4. I am doing it! But I am doing all the other things I need to write instead of a novel this year.

    I get up early too, firstly because I "love not sleep" as the Bible admonishes, but also because since I reduced my breathing i have been getting much better sleep and needing less.

    Encouragements!

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