Friday Fess-Up for November 3rd

Hey, all. Welcome to November.

If you’re like a lot of folk I know, you’ll be participating in a little event they call NaNoWriMo this month. You’re already three days in. Some of you are are track, and some of you aren’t.

As I said on the 26th, I don’t normally do NaNoWriMo, primarily because I’m not usually in a place where I’m starting something new right at the beginning of November. That means, that I’d have to put something on hold for a month while I worked on the November project (Hmmm…The November Project…that sounds like a title)

This year, the stars aligned and I’m all set to – not, officially, start NaNoWriMo-ing. I didn’t sign up on the website, because I’m self-aware enough to know that I’d probably spend more time in the community, than doing any actual writing.

That doesn’t mean that I’m not going to try something in the spirit of NaNoWriMo.

So I spent the last couple of days of October smoothing out the edges of my world building and, on November 1st, I hit the ground running.

I set a target goal of 1700 words a day. Yes, I know that the actual number of words per day comes out to 1600 and some change, but I rounded up because…math.


If I stay constant with the 1700 words, I’ll finish early. Or I’ll be able to weather days where I don’t get a lot done…

Like today.

I’m typing this in Kentucky. My wife had a goat show she wanted to attend and I’m on a mini writer’s retreat. Only, after getting up on the early side, spending six hours on the road *grumble, traffic, grumble* Checking in, etc.

I’m spent.

I got, like 173 words written. Admittedly, they are 173 words more than I had when I woke up this morning, so I’m still calling it a win, but they are a fry cry from the 1700 words and some change I got Wednesday and Thursday.

I’ll be writing on Saturday, probably not writing on Sunday (that’s the trip back and I’ll be driving). ¬†We’ll see how the rest of the week shakes out.

So now, I’m off to try and find some dinner while it’s still Friday.