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NaNo Day 1 – A Start

November 2, 2011

On Wednesdays, I'll cross-post my blog from Routines for Writers here…

Yesterday I was so relieved to start a day without file taxes, fill out Medicare levy exemption paperwork, or compile medical reimbursement for insurance on my To Do list. All done. Yay! The day only became sweeter when I found/took the time to sit down and write for a while. Ahhh, joy.

I had a plan – I really did – to work on my short story first since it has the earliest deadline. I have some notes, but it's still weak in the area of plot. Because I needed to fill out the applications to be considered to teach some writing workshops at the RWA National Conference next year, I had business-y stuff on my brain. Turns out, I made about 500 words each of headway on the two business ebooks I want to write.

By the end of the day, I had 974 words to put in the NaNo word counter. Yay! I haven't done any today, but I'd already planned for today to be a pretend sick day. Yesterday John and I went to the wrap party for Happy Feet 2. It was a blast! We had soooooo much fun!! LOL!! We drank and danced and toasted the film and talked and laughed and talked and drank and danced and laughed. I think that covers everything. So I knew I was going to be out of my mind with exhaustion today. Just that many more words to write tomorrow.

How are the first few days going for you? I'd like to offer a suggestion. Enjoy it.

Enjoy the writing, the not-writing (there's a good chance John and I are going to the Grand Opening of a new IKEA tomorrow), the thinking, the daydreaming, the wondering what in the world you could possibly put on paper, enjoy it all. I think that is one of the great keys to creativity.

Enjoy!  🙂


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