Thursday, November 4, 2010

I think I can, I think I can...

Well, I'm doing it- I'm writing my novel.  And guess what?  It's been great so far... I love it!  I love the deadlines, the goals, and I especially love my plot and characters (thank you, God).  I've always worked better under pressure, which is why I keep praying for an agent to come knocking on my door. 

The goal is to write 8,335 words by Friday night, before you go to bed.  So far (at 11:00 AM, Nov, 4) I've written 8, 497 words, which means I am ahead of the goal (yahoo).  I am going to try to stay that way because the kids have the entire Thanksgiving week off from school.  I know this sounds crazy, but I would like to have the novel completed by then (rough draft, of course). 

Right now, I'm like The Little Engine That Could, climbing the steep mountain and chanting "I think I can, I think I can."  Hopefully I will get to the top and scream, "I can, I can... I DID!" 

If you want to check my progress, I have attached a baby blue badge at the top right-hand corned of this blog that records the number of words I've written (which I update daily).

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?  If so, please feel free to share in the comments!


Sylvia Ney said...

That's awesome - congratulations. I'm not doing as well. I have a completed outline and @ 3500 words typed. I have some other writing opportunities posted on my blog if anyone is interested in short stories, poems or plays:

Jeni said...

This is such a wonderful thing!! I can't wait to read it!!! You amaze me Laurie! :) ~ wonderwoman you are!