I first found out about this two years ago and for those two years I participated “unofficially,” meaning that I didn’t join the website or post my results but I kept track of what I wrote. I’ll admit I cheated a little because I started late but I kept the spirit of it honest and only counted for 30 days. I achieved my goal both years. 50,000 words, thank you very much.
I have a feeling this year will be more of a struggle. I was hoping I’d have the motivation to finish a novel but as fate would have it I got blocked. Being who I am, of course I could not find a way around it and so I did what I always do to dig my hole a little deeper – I started a brand new story. Well, not exactly brand new, this one has been in the plan for a while. Still, that doesn’t excuse the fact that I should be working on something else. I may have to scrap about 600 words of my current NaNoWriMo total to start over again on that one.
In any case, this is my way of saying I will be posting here about my progress. Keep me honest and moving. Post here to encourage me, push me, threaten me lol anything you think might help. I am determined to get to the 50,000 word mark this year.
NaNoWriMo running total: ca 6,500 words
Posted by Alianne on November 5, 2010