Today is the day I’ve been waiting for. Today is the day I start a new book.
Starting a new book is always an exciting moment, the beginning of a journey with new friends. I’ll be off to see fantastic places and witness amazing deeds. There will be laughs and tears. There will be moments of deep frustration. There will be discovery, both of the tale and myself.
Many of you reading this post are also heading out on your NaNoWriMo journey. Here’s to wishing you a pleasant trip. I hope you find time to drop me a note once in awhile from the road. 🙂
13 thoughts on “The Month Ahead”
Here’s to 30 days of highs and lows and the insanity of serial focus on fiction. When we all finish, let’s raise a glass.
Best of luck Jamie! You’ll do great!
Brandon Satrom´s last blog post..So we went back to the doctor today and…
I am about to start the very first page. Much luck to you on your journey and see you at the finish line! 🙂
I thought starting was going to be the hardest part. Nope. Looks like the obstacle of 49,492 words left to write is the hardest part.
I’ve started! I just finished 1000 words of ‘throat clearing’. Now I’m off for a 4 mile run and then we’re painting my son’s room, but I hope to get another 1000 done by the end of the day.
It’s my first time and it’s pretty fun so far.
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I’m already nervous about the whole thing–so nervous, in fact, that instead of writing my quota for today, I’m avoiding it by reading blogs!
I can’t get my word counter at the NaNo site to update, but I put together 1329 words into sentences that seem to be cohesive so far today. Jamie, you’ve got yourself an awesome start!
Tamara Sellman´s last blog post..RE: Are you ready for 30 days of nonstop writing? C’mon, you know you want to!
Just a quick note to say good luck, and have fun! 🙂
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Great comments everyone! Hope you all had a sweet start today!
@Brandon Back at you! 🙂 From what you had to say on twitter today, sounds like you had a great start too!
@Moondancer Hope you had a great session today! I did! 🙂
@Michael LOL! Saw your facebook status too. 🙂 Cheer up! There’s only 29 days left!
@Liz Congrats on the first grand! I had a blast this morning myself.
@Oktober5 I had a similar experience this morning. Found myself checking in on a few comments, emails, twitter… yadda yadda. Eventually, I just cracked my knuckles and got to work.
@Tamara Thanks! 1329 isn’t so shabby either! I was lucky to get my word count in during one of the calm spells on the site. I also decided to update my wordcount here in the header of the site each day.
@Diane Thanks so much! Hope all is well in your world! 🙂
Hey – happy exciting new novel to you! I’m loving mine so far – 2800 words for the first day. I’ve learned the last couple of years to write as much as I can when I have the time, because things have a way of happening.
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Yea! It was exciting all day, anticipating the writing, and pretty fun writing, too. I felt so amped up, I blogged about the writing, too. All after the kids were asleep . . . Here’s a shout out from my road to yours.
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@Uppington 2800! Great work! I’m working to get ahead myself as I am going camping next weekend. 🙂
@Elizabeth Thanks for the shout! I had such a fun time getting on the road. Looking forward to today’s session!
I liked the “throat clearing” comment and plan to abscond it for myself. I must say though, that while the first week is typically slow, this is the worst that I remember. I couldn’t even read logged-out let alone log on and get info to my sub-group. Aarrgh!
For east coasters, 3 am tends to be a good time to update your counts until the less-than-committed fall away.
Keep the faith.
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@Deb I think they had a huge rush of participants this year. Chris put a post up on the front page about the record hits… Of course, it could all be a plot to get people to write instead of reading posts. 🙂