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The first weekend of NaNoWriMo is over. How did everyone do?

I set myself a personal goal of 5,000 for the weekend and I actually wrote 9,197. To say I’m pleased is an understatement. This is a story I’ve wanted to rewrite for a long time so the words are flowing quite easily at the moment. This rarely happens to me so I’m embracing it.

I know the whole of November won’t be this easy. After all I do work full time and I do have a life apart from writing. It was just fortunate this weekend was quiet for me. Next weekend may not be the same. Besides, I do have a husband to think about. I’m afraid I neglected him this weekend (sorry) so I must make it up to him. 🙂

Anyway, my work day calls and NaNo must be put on the backburner for now. I’ll provide another update at the end of the week.

To everyone else doing NaNo, let me know how you’ve gone. Remember, it doesn’t matter how many words you’ve written (or not, whatever the case). What matters is that you do the best you can. NaNo is just a bit of fun. If you don’t meet the challenge, who cares. Don’t work yourself so hard that you hate writing at the end of it.

Bye for now!

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Well that’s all I really had to ask. 🙂 who’s taking part in NaNoWriMo?

Also, What genre are you planning to write and do you have any idea what you’re going to write about?

Me, I’m a romance writer. This year I’m going to write a tragic romance brought about by an avalanche. This will be a challenge for me as I usually write sweet, happy ending romances. Hurting / killing off any of my characters I grow attached to is so hard. But I almost have my story planned and I’m excited about the challenge.

So anyway, leave your comments below. This isn’t a means to steal ideas. This is just a lighthearted discussion so we can see the varying ideas people have. Perhaps it will give all NaNoWriMo participants a little encouragement.

The best part about NaNoWriMo is that there is nothing you can’t write about. So don’t be afraid of writing ‘out there’ stories, just do it!

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