Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Number of Firsts

Today, at the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, is the first of November. It marks a number of firsts, really.

The main first is that I will, for the first time ever, be participating in NaNoWriMo. I've decided to make the final book in The Great Man series (inventively titled The Great Man) the project for this month's writing challenge.

50 000 words is the goal. That will be the halfway mark for the story.

I've figured out the word count that I need to do in order to get the minimum 50 000 words required. 3 000 words a day. No Fridays off. I should be able to do it, assuming I can get into the writing mode. I've been away from it for so long, it might take me a while to get back into the groove.

I hope not! I don't have the time to spare!

Right, I should get on with it, I suppose. Wish me luck!

Rack Rides

A phrased used when the clouds are driven rapidly by the wind.
- F.T. Dinsdale's Provincial Words Used in Teasdale, Durham, 1849.


Pam Asberry said...

I'm so excited you're doing NaNoWriMo this year! But 1667 words a day will get you to 50,000 by November 30th. ???

S.M. Carrière said...

Indeed it will. But I've decided to take my weekends off, as per usual. In truth, I think I only need 2 570 words a day per week to achieve 50 000 by November 30. I just rounded it up. I think I'll be closer to 60 000 words by the end of November if I keep at 3 000 a day Mon-Fri.

That'll be helpful for December, when I'll be spending a great deal of time away from the computer!