Wednesday Lee Friday (wednes) wrote in nanowriye,
Wednesday Lee Friday

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Blabbing about my own progress:

In retrospect, I think January first was unreasonably early for me to try to do another 50K. Having done 50K in November, I was so excited to keep progressing as I had been that I forgot to consider that my work in progress was in no way ready for the addition of tens of thousands of new words. But that is okay.

Plus I just got so involved with editing and various minor projects that it's what...the 15th and I only have about 2,000 new words. Not 20,000 mind you, but 2,000. That is taking into account the fact that I made some sweeping cuts, and replaced the cut words with better words. So my new word count is probably double what I could actually verify.

I guess the reason I'm posting this is to encourage people who may be floundering in the word count. Even though word count is the goal in NaNo, putting down even one paragraph that you really love is it's own triumph. Even though I won't reach my goal this month, I feel really good about the way my project is moving forward.

Happy Noveling, Scribes!
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Even 2000 words you like is great! And if you're continuing an existing work that you went back and revised, that's even better, because I think everyone who writes knows how easy it is to get bogged down in editing, spending a lot of time over each choice of word.

Keep going, even if you're going to miss your target. As long as you're happy with what you're writing, then that's the point, isn't it?
I sure hope so!