Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Update on WiWoDoNaNo

Dear Mom,

It's clear I'm not as disciplined by being a WiWoDoNaNo versus an official NaNoWriMo participant, but I am writing every day. I write every day anyway, it's just I'm more aware of how much I'm writing.

I was out of town this weekend, but I scribbled a few words. I'm using amounts of time versus word count this November.

November 1: One hour, 35 minutes
November 2: One hour, 45 minutes
November 3: One hour, 10 minutes
November 4: 15 minutes
November 5: 15 minutes

I think I can add a little time to a few of these days, if I include some writing that wasn't personal. On November 4 and 5, I could add an additional two hours and 30 minutes--and that's for each day.

Hey, it's writing, right?

Oh, and here is a picture of my sweet niece, Victoria and me. We were in front of Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior, MN. The photo was taken by Victoria's partner, Kate--photographer extraordinaire!

Photo by Kate Lockhart


  1. Hey Lynn! Great photo of you and your niece. I was just getting ready to ask what the WiWo thingy meant, but I read the previous post and saw. Good for you for writing, but as you said, you do it every day as it is. I've never done Nano...probably never will.

  2. I like your idea of keeping track of time instead of words! Nice picture of both you and your niece.

  3. How great, yes, I say any writing is worth counting.
    Otherwise how could I count my answering work e-mails? Those need to get done as well, don't they?

    One of the FFDO correspondents recently sent in this article for our website.
    I've been using it ever since and it is great productivity advice for anyone, I think. See if it might work for you :)


  4. Hehe. I hadn't heard of WiWoDoNaNo.

    I actually keep a record of the time I spend on various writing projects in my diary. Keeps me motivated.

  5. Keeping track of my writing time is something I've never tried, but I can see where it might motivate. And I could use more of that. I've been terribly scattered and unproductive lately, so maybe this will help.

  6. That's great idea, time vs. words. Youa re more disciplined than I am. I can go days without writing and then write to catch up. It's exhausting.

  7. Hi Lynn,
    You are making amazing progress. I'm so impressed. And you've done this now--what--three years in a row?

    And the photo of you and your niece is lovely.

  8. I agree with the others. You are very inspiring, Lynn! Great idea to keep track of the writing time rather than the pages, by the way. Then I could count all that time I sit there. Ha. Cute picture!

  9. Beautiful picture! You always inspire me to write Lynn.

    Kathy M.


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