November 01, 2010

NaNoWriMo Day #1

As it is almost 8 PM and my fingers hurt, I feel it should be okay to sum up today's events. So, I looked through those aforementioned 295 words, edited a little (I couldn't help myself, I wrote them in such a haste and strange mindset, I was exhausted and 295 words aren't the end of the world - only the beginning of it, at least, in my novel... or not?), wrote some more there, then continued the story.

I must confess, I updated my wordcount more times than I should've - and wandered to the statistics page to see it changed (woah, new shiny little statistics!) and drew the conclusion: do not check your statistics unless you're done with your word-goal for the day. Otherwise, it will just dampen your spirits.
It didn't dampen mine, however, I just kept going, I needed to continue. As of now, I have 2316 words written in English and enjoyed creating them! I planned on doing some more today (I can see a day or two when I absolutely won't be able to write, besides I tend to write as if I am on a roller coaster: a lot in one go, then nothing for days), but I'm not sure I will be able to do so.
You see, I have a test tomorrow (yes, I finished my portion for the day before I went to prepare for it, don't worry, my fellow Wrimos) and besides the fact that I need to study, I wrote my homework. My conclusion: never ever write long texts with rotring. I can't even hold a pencil now and it's even hard to type :'(

So, first day is successful, we'll see what tomorrow brings (I know, test and the need to finish a 300-pages long book in a few hours - oh! and reach my daily word-goal).
Hope you're doing well! Boost your word count while you have the momentum and as long as your fingers don't hurt (too much)! Good luck!

PS.: I don't know how frequently I'll be posting about my NaNo progress (I have a sneaking suspicion it will be infrequently), but I'll try my best.


Mara said...

Wow, over 2,000 words! Good job! hehe. I check my wordcount SO often...but it usually ends up just challenging me to get to X amount of words by such-and-such a time.

I hope you have fun with it! And good luck with your test!

Tika said...

Thanks! :)
I think it's a great motivator to challenge yourself like that! Though, it's more exciting when midnight on the 30th in near. E. g. 'I need to write 5000 words before I go to the toilet!' or something like that :P

Thank you, I'll try my best :)