NaNoWriMo 2022

I don’t do National Novel Writing Month. At least not officially. For one thing, November has historically been a busy month for me with my family and holidays. Additionally, I am a contrary individual. Tell me I have to write 1,667 words a day and I subconsciously set my jaw against being told what to do.

It’s true. So, I have written upwards of 70,000 words a month…in July. In May, in February, even! But not in November.

This year, I am working on a project for NaNo, even so. Unofficially. I am going to finish a book (for the third time!) that I first put pen to paper for on December 1, 1997. Yep. I started to write my very first with a ballpoint pen on a yellow legal pad almost twenty-five years ago.

I know. Surprised me, too!

I wrote it in about thirty days (first draft) and was enormously proud of myself. I wrote the second draft a few years later. Not as proudly, I admit, because by then I’d done a few projects and knew I had a lot to learn.

This time, I am thinking it’s improved a lot. We’ll see! More on The Project as the month goes along.

If you’re writing for NaNo, I wish you ALL THE BEST. Remember, this month, it’s all about quantity, not quality. Don’t edit until at least December!

P.S. My goal this year is about 1K/Day. I think I can keep that up. And it’ll be enough to finish my THIRD first draft. lol

Published by Sandi

Wife, mom, writer, Christian. Mondays are my favorite days, coffee is my favorite beverage, and reading is my favorite thing to do. #AutismMom

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