Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaNoWriMo Day 1

Got up at 5AM, yes really. By the time I sat down to actually start writing, it was nearly 7AM. I wrote a good chunk, nearly beating my record of Day One of last year's NaNoWriMo, but not quite. Took a little break in between: ate a little breakfast, cleaned up cat puke, did some stretching. Decided to call it a day. Don't want my enthusiasm to come to a halt, plus I have an article to work on--perhaps the ball of rolling enthuz will build momentum to write other things too.

Oh and what did I do those first few hours? Talked to hubby who called to wake me. I journaled: Wrote my dreams down. Did my spiritual writing exercise. Did my daily morning pages (minimum of three) where I blab and blab senselessly. All handwriting. I set up my little NaNo shrine where I light a candle, have some totems to keep me focused. This year I decided to wear a hat of my late Aunt Rose. No doubt it was stunning on her, but I look like a crazy lady, but hey, I'm having fun. And wow, it's only 10 AM as I post this.

I don't hand write when I NaNoWriMo my story. That's different for me since I'm always a hand writer first.

Word count day one: 5,735 and only 44,265 to go. Think I'll make it? Woot! Woot!

Let me know how all you creative peeps are doing on your journey of creativity! Woot! Woot! to you too!


  1. Congrats on participating in NanoWriMo, Lynn! I am never focused enough to participate, and I admire you for giving it a go. I'll be rooting for you!


  2. Thanks Dianna. If I had as much on my plate as you do, I probably wouldn't be able to manage either!

  3. Holy first day, Batman! That's a ton! I was so proud of my 1300-something and now I feel like a slacker.

  4. Awesome. Congrats on a very successful first day!

  5. Excellent word count, Lynn. It's a great idea to write heavily early on to give yourself breathing room later.

    Critter Alley

  6. I'm up to 2,800 as of last night - woot! woot! The best part of this is that I've been working on this idea for months. Notes jotted here, a chapter there, even an outline. Thought I had figured out how to do it, but kept getting stuck in the "doing!" But, last night, I decided to take Chris Cleave's advice and just...tell a story (In fact, I smell a blog, here, so maybe I'll have to post one on this!). So that's what I started to do, and I hit on something as I was writing that actually gave me butterflies. Now, that is a new feeling for me. I'm excited! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Lynn, for the PUSH!!

  7. Wow, Lynn, that's really impressive. I was happy to take 472 photos and edit/upload them onto Flickr last night. I just wish it didn't take me so long this morning to create my first blog post. I think I got the hang of it though, shouldn't take me so long next time.

  8. I love this. Your days sound just like mine, with the morning pages, the dream chronicling and the cat puke. I just do it all (save for the cat puke) on the computer!

  9. Lisa, I doubt you are ever a slacker.
    Victoria and Linda - thank you.
    Pat - yes, it works better for me to write when the enthusiasm is high.
    Beth - you did it, not me. Glad to hear it's going great.
    Kate - looking forward to seeing all those photos.
    Julia - thank you - with the way you write, you don't need an incentive like NaNo!


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