With less than a week until NaNoWriMo begins, the panic has started to creep in. I’ve never done anything like this, normally my writing just happens when I’m inspired, so writing projects take a long time to complete and usually lose their way in the middle.
In preparation for NaNoWriMo I’ve been pushing myself to write more on my Hunters Ridge novel (which I will take a break from completely across November). In the three weeks since I decided to write as much as I could as a warm up, I’ve managed 20,000 words. But I’ve discovered an issue which I need to resolve for my NaNoWriMo writing. I do most of my writing by hand in a notebook whilst sat on a train. That gives me about an hour an a half of solid writing time with no interruptions each day. Problem is, I then have to type it all up, which, although giving me a chance to have a second pass and improve my writing, wastes time when I could be writing new words. I’m currently debating whether to try and type up everything at the end of the day, or have a set portion of my weekends (when I expect to achieve my biggest word counts) set aside just for typing up. I don’t want to get to the end of NaNoWriMo with 50,000 hand written words, because I will never write it up.
If you are also taking part in NaNoWriMo and want to add me as a buddy on NaNoWriMo.org my username is Jennifercw26
I’ll see you at the start line in just 4 days.