Good morning! I am taking the writer’s equivalent of the polar bear plunge and doing a rebel version of NaNoWriMo this year — 50,000 words in 30 days.
Although I not writing a novel, I am writing (God, I hope) humorous essays and short stories that ideally could be compiled into a book; however it is more likely I will split up the set and send them out into the world independent and ready for the responsibility.
It’s a challenge. It’s always a challenge.
However, it’s the part of the writing process that goes the fastest for me, the first draft. I have learned how to let the thoughts go from brain to screen/paper without waking the inner editor. I enjoy seeing where one random thought goes. The winding and weaving lead to the weird stuff. The good stuff.
Here is what happened on Day One and Two. I will post Day Three later today.
Essay: “How Amazon Ruins Adults and Other Ugly Halloween Truths”
Daily Word Count: 2369
Total Words: 2369
Day Two’s writing was assisted by a lovely bout of insomnia. November is traditionally a busy month for me, and I assume I’ve got a few goose egg days ahead so getting ahead while I have momentum and a brain that doesn’t want to sleep is helpful.
Essay: “The Big Book of Congressional Hairdos” 2154 words
Short Story: “Pie Trauma” (Working Title) 1142 words.
Daily Word Count: 3296
Total Word Count: 5665