Thursday, November 18, 2010

My NaNoWriMo

After 19 days of writing and not writing, I have learned a lot about myself and my writing habits.

Writing on demand does get a word count down, but does not help creativity.

Just writing to write even when the story hits a wall does not always remove that wall.

Creating a need to write does not take the place of loving to write.

I enjoy the creativity that paces my writing and records my ideas.

I enjoy the time I spend processing my writing in my head.

I enjoy living what I am writing.

I don't write because I have to write.

I write because I love to write.

There are 12 days left in NaNoWriMo. I am behind in my word count, and I'm not sure whether I will be able to catch up. I am not giving up though and will continue to put words down.

My story of King Tut has tripled in size from the outline I started with. Whether I finish it this month won't be evident until Nov. 30. Here's to a determined try!!!

I also want to thank my supporters. We have raised $230 of my goal of $250! It's nice to know that young writers will be benefiting from your generosity.

You may access my home page link at the Office of Letters and Light by clicking on the title of this entry.

See you on December 1st!