There IS a novelist in the family!

No, not me! Silly! I was so far behind it will take a long time for me to catch up. Hubs is the novel writer. He validated his word count this morning and is officially in the winner’s circle! He hit 50k earlier last week, but all you WriMos know yo can’t validate until the 25th. With all that said, he isn’t even done with his book! According to him he is just now getting to the “meat” of the story so he still has quite a bit of writing to do before even revising it. The good thing is he made 50k words, so he can get all those great deals from NaNo Sponsors.

Even if I never make 50k in a month, now I know first hand that it can, indeed, be done!

If you are a WriMo and reading this:

If you made 50k – AWESOME! Congratulations!

If you haven’t made 50K – You still have time left! Why are you reading this instead of writing!?

For everyone else – You can always sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo in the summer. ;-)


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NaNo Week 2

Kinda late getting this one out. I have been extremely busy! Thanksgiving is coming up next week and there were certain things I wanted to get done before then, namely painting my daughter’s room and painting a hallway.  I did get most of those things done (I am using a stencil on my girl’s room walls…this will take some time to do, I just got the base coat on for now) but at the expense of letting my housework go. That will be today and tomorrow.

With that said and done I have managed to log 11,085 words for my novel. This is an official count from the NaNo word counter which is actually a few more words more than my Scrivener count! Yay! Next week is going to be really busy and hectic so I will be late checking in then as well. Just a warning. I am going to keep chugging a long and see how far I can get. Though I won’t be able to win NaNo this year, I will keep writing my book in the hopes of one day in the future at least getting the first draft done!

Happy Writing!

NaNoWriMo Word Count Week 2

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NaNoWriMo – Week 1

Here I sit on my couch with my laptop in front of me, Scrivener open, trying to eek out some more words. This is the end of the first full week of NaNoWriMo and I have managed just over 5,000 words. 5,000!! This is a big milestone for me since the previous years I only manged a few hundred in the whole month.

I have found that I am a nighttime writer. I can’t seem to write much during the day. Too much going on with kids and house and so on. I tend to write my best when dinner is over and we are just waiting until bed time. I also have a drawer next to my bed where I keep my laptop in case of any midnight inspiration.

While I am not confident that I will reach 50K by the end of the month (though I am hopeful that I can get a good creative spurt and write my ass off sometime between now and then) I am happy with the way things are going. I feel good about my story and feel good about my word count.

Stay tuned for week 2!

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