Nanowrimo: Day One
On the first day of Nanowrimo I am excited beyond words. Never mind, I write daily and, Nanowrimo only adds more writing to my plate. I organized my materials, brewed a pot of coffee, put on some music and opened an empty Word file.
Then I sat there for a moment. I debated setting the timer for sixty minutes, but decided getting up from the desk would break nonexistent momentum. I go into Nanowrimo cold. I can’t tell if this is a good strategy or not. I stared at the blank screen for a couple of minutes, while taking careful sips of coffee and then I wrote:
Agnes Marcy walked into my bookstore wearing an unbuttoned denim coat over an impossible amount of layers.
Then I wrote for nearly an hour and a half and when it was over, I had 3061 words.
I sent it to my partner and he read it aloud over the phone. As I listened to him read (he’s an excellent reader) I jotted down notes about plot, characters and the places where he LOL’d.
Breaking out the grid rule 3X5 index cards I arranged my notes and sipped my now cold coffee. I resisted the temptation to use planning/organizing as a means of procrastination, I arranged the index card in plot point and then set them aside.
I am off to a great start.
Word Count = 3061/50,000