Halfway Point!


We’re now just past the halfway point in National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. I wish I could say I’m halfway to the goal of 50,000 words too–but I’m not even close.  I have a little more than 7000 words written so far.

I’ll admit NaNo hasn’t been my main writing priority lately. I wanted to focus on getting another manuscript ready to go for the #PitMad pitching party on Twitter, which is scheduled for December 4th. It’s a former NaNo novel, which I first started writing in 2008. I think it’s past time it was kicked out the door to start the search for a publishing home.

My focus this week will be trying to find a better balance between revising the old novel and working on the new one. Also, I have another follow-up with the hand surgeon next week. Hopefully to discuss what the next stage in my treatment will be. The steroid shots are not helping much at this point, and some of the side-effects have been a bit unnerving. At least, I hope it’s side-effects from the shot and not my body trying to mess with my mind.


National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo 2015

National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo is underway! I probably should have published this post at the start of the month, but put it off.

I have no expectation of actually winning this year. For one thing, I still have my wrist issues, and using dictation is extremely awkward for me. The other reason is that I’m actually working on the novel is started during NaNoWriMo 2013, and I’m not entirely certain there’s another 50k words left in the story. But it doesn’t matter at this point. I just want to finish it.

So far, I haven’t hit the daily goal once. Maybe I should be bothered by that, but honestly? What I have managed to write feels like a major accomplishment. In the first week of November, I wrote more words than I did in the entire month of October. And that’s with losing two days of work last week. I had another steroid shot done to my wrist done on the 3rd and for the first couple of days after the injection, my hand and wrist were even more painful than usual. Even though I could have used dictation to try to keep up the writing on those days, the pain itself was too distracting. Hoping that this was my last injection, and that my wrist will finally respond to the treatment.

As of right now, I’m at 5000 words written for this month. How about you? How many words have you written for NaNo this year?