NaNoWri Mo Days 1-2

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.

Day One:
Essay: “How Amazon Ruins Adults and Other Ugly Halloween Truths”
Daily Word Count: 2369
Total Words: 2369

Day Two
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

3 thoughts on “NaNoWri Mo Days 1-2

  1. I like the idea of not letting your “inner editor” come loose during the drafting process. That’s the biggest hang up for me I think! Hopefully I can get better at that. This is my first year doing NaNoWriMo and I’m not so sure I can reach 50,000 words but I’m going to try. Good luck!


    1. It’s taken me a long time to get there. I find my inner editor wakes up about 10, so I work around her schedule.
      Good luck with NaNo — whatever you write is more than you had at the beginning of the month!

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