Tuesday, December 02, 2008

16,060 words: First post-NaNoWriMo installment

Tonight I worked on my novel for the first time in over two weeks. I'm happy to say that I got really into it, and added more than 2,000 words. See? I totally could have finished NaNoWriMo this year. I don't know why I didn't.

Oh yeah... Because of paying work. Gotta pay those bills...

Whenever I come back to writing fiction after some time away, I'm always surprised at how easily it comes to me. I do like writing for a living, regardless of whether it is fiction or nonfiction, but working on a short story or a novel always reminds me that fiction was my first love.

Since it's the beginning of the month, and my biggest client keeps me busiest in the middle and end of the month, I have the flexibility right now to continue working on my novel. I am going to try to get into the habit of working on it every day, and hopefully when I do get busier later in the month, I will be able to continue setting aside an hour or so to work on it every day.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is what I started doing in September, working on it, even if it's a paragraph each day. I started this idea last November and got maybe 30 pages in...from there I was finishing my degree, so I did a mass survey/interview process, which took me 3 months or so to read through, take notes and organize how I would use it. Then I outlined, and from there, I've been adding to my initial page count...

It's highly enjoyable to see work go into it everyday.

Anonymous said...

P.S. If you couldn't tell, mine is NON-FICTION.

Miss Melly said...

This is my 3rd year as a NaNo non-winner..I keep writing during the winter...don't give up!!!