I’m mostly recovered from NaNoWriMo day 1. Who knew that a mid-forties human who’s pretty out of shape needed his sleep (Well I did, but I frequently do foolish things). Last night I slept.
I hit my goal of two thousand words for the day and passed it by a bit. I had planned to continue, build a buffer for the inevitable crash but I was too tired. Still, I’m pleased and a tiny bit surprised how easy it went. I expected resistance (and I still do. First week of NaNoWriMo typically is a honeymoon phase. We’ll talk next week.)
Today continues. I’ve quickly gotten a hundred words down. Yes, that’s basically a minute’s worth of writing but it basically primes the pump for the day. It means I’ve started and I can chip away all day to get to my daily two thousand.
I will ask any readers out there to forgive the slight spam this month. I am finding that writing a few words OTHER than my current WIP also primes the pump. Clearing the guns as it were and helps get things flowing. I just don’t always have anything much to say, which makes daily blogging a little strange to me, but hey, it’s my page and I might as well use it.
Space Pirates is feeling good right now. The opening scene is done and I’ve had some really really cool ideas on the fly that I didn’t have a few years ago. I’m looking forward to the weekend. I’m hoping to maybe carve out a couple of hours to get in a long session rather than 30 minutes here and there.
I’m still looking for that zone, but I have a feeling it’s not far away. Things are stirring.
Anyone out there doing NaNo? How’s it going so far?