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And So It Begins... The NaNo Madness

Well, friends, it's November, and we all know what that means! National Novel Writing Month has officially begun! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am.

I was a little scared at first being that this is my first attempt at the seemingly lofty 50,000 word count goal, but I'm feeling pretty good. I went to my region's kick-off write-in, and from around 12:30 - 2am I wrote approximately 1700 words. Day 1 bare minimum write goal completed! Of course, that doesn't mean that I won't write more today. Oh, no, no, no. I have decided to try and get approximately 3,000 words in per day. That way I have a nice buffer zone for later on in the month when I inevitably hit a dead end / lose the wonderful benefits of this adrenaline rush. haha

If you haven't already, add me on the NaNo website! My username is FarEom. The more writing buddies the merrier, says I!

Good luck to all of you NaNo-ers!!



GunDiva said…
Hey Stef, what a great start! I just added you as a writing buddy. I managed to meet my minimum, too, before I went to bed last night. Got up this morning, played around on the computer and finally got back to writing. Had to take a little break at about 3K words. My goal is for 5K today to give me some breathing room and the minimum during the week. If I can crank out 3-5K each weekend day, I should be able to stay afloat. At least, that's what I'm telling myself.

BTW, I'm not GunDiva on NaNo, I'm CSWilson :)

Happy writing.
GunDiva said…
How did you get your word count widget to work? I want to put one on my blog, but I can't figure it out. Color me jealous!
Stef Howerton said…
Well, with the specific one that I have, you have to sign up for a free subscription to You fill in the information for the progress meter and then post it on your blog as html code.
Glad to hear you're off to a great start< Stef! I'll look you up, consider yourself buddied.
Deb said…
Good luck and happy writing!
BlaqueSaber said…
Glad to hear your feeling better! I've taken a bit of a different approach, I'm not concerning my self with word count, but direction has taken the front seat for me as of right now. I've set my minimum goal for each day at 1K and won't stop until I hit it but I want to turn out the best first draft I can....

Nanowrimo is down right now but I'll friend you eventually :)

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