Elisabeth Naughton - Author of sexy romantic adventures and dark hot paranormals

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
NaNo What?

So NaNoWriMo started yesterday. Wait, no. That’s not right. It started on Wednesday. See how out of it I am? A very evil girl who shall remain nameless conned me into doing it with her this year. I’ve never done NaNo before. I didn’t want to, but she kept pushing. So I said yes (I succumb easily to peer pressure). I figured it might be a good way to kickstart my butt into getting a good chunk of the WIP finished. Of course, that was when I was sure I’d have these proposals finished by 11/1/06.

How many pages have I written in the wip since NaNo started on Wednesday??? Zero.

How many do I need to write per day to make the 50K word goal by the end of the month? Seven (roughly 1667 words).

How many pages am I now behind? Twenty one as of today.


Yes, yes, I know. It’s not a big deal. But I’m a competitive person. I’m not checking the NaNo site and I’m not competing with anyone but myself, so it’s not a biggie. But that competitive person inside me wants to get cracking.

What’s holding me up? You guessed it. The Suckopses I blogged about last week. Yesterday I managed to write the first one – kicked out 13 pgs, so I guess that counts for something. It’s not like I’m not writing. But writing a synopsis is draining. I need to edit this one then get started on the second one. THEN maybe I can think about moving forward on the wip.

I don’t think I’m going to make the NaNo goal. However, I won’t say NEVER because I tend to work really good under pressure. I could totally see myself floating for the first two weeks then writing 15-20 pgs a day the last two just to catch up. I’ve always been a procrastinator. I’m hoping my “works well under pressure” gene will be an asset once I’m finally writing on deadline.

So a big shout out to all of you doing NaNo…how’s your progress? Are you where you want to be or are you already behind like me? 😉

If you’re not doing NaNo…I’d love to simply hear what your daily writing goals are.

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