Quick NaNoWriMo Update

I think I have discovered the secret to making me write:

1. Leave house

When I leave the house, I feel like writing is more like a job. I’m only away from my regular work for three hours but in that three hours, I can, and often do, produce 3,000 words before I completely go blank.

2. Write at the MSU library.

It’s stone quiet there and I can relax and get totally into my story without getting jerked out by distractions. LOVE IT!

I’m telling you folks, 2009 is going to be THE year I start submitting my work places. I’m really fired up to continue this frantic writing pace. I have plans to revise my 2007 NaNoWriMo project in December and try to make something of it and then in January, I’m going to write a series of short stories to submit to two literary magazines that I’ve had my eye on for a while.

Usually, by this time in November, I’m so brain dead from all the writing that I can’t wait to cross the 50,000 finish line. And then when I do, I’m so burned out I don’t want to THINK about writing for a few weeks.

This year has been different. I have just as much creative energy as I did at the beginning of the month and I can’t really pinpoint why. All I know is, something has shifted inside of me and I just feel ready to take my writing to the next step.

It’s an incredible feeling.

A question to other NaNoWriMo’s out there – how are you coming along with your projects? Are you going to make it 50,000 before midnight Sunday?

2 thoughts on “Quick NaNoWriMo Update”

  1. My novel is going well but I don’t think it’s going quick enough well – I’m still only at 27,000 – my only saving grace is that I still have ideas, so I guess I’ll at least see how close to 50,000 I can get by Sunday.

  2. Wow, that is excellent news, keep at it.

    For me, I always start NaNo with a heap of enthusiasm and by the time I throw in the towel mid-month I don’t touch writing for a while.

    This time I’m slowly coming back to it, not giving up on the novel, just the goal. And there are other stories that just won’t leave my head.

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