I am participating in NanoWriMo again this year. I am Prosewars if you want to be my writing buddy on Nano.
Because Once Upon a Witch’s Moon: EverTwixt Unveiled is completely written (though not all released, as I’m releasing weekly…or will be when I’m caught up from the movus-interruptus life status), and Twice Upon a Witch’s Moon: EverTwixt Unbound is mostly drafted, I’ll be starting on Thrice Upon a Witch’s Moon: EverTwixt Unleashed for this Nano.
I’m really excited to devote my month to writing. I’ve been packing, unpacking, creating websites, formatting, uploading, writing back copy, editing, polishing (overpolishing) … in short, I’ve been light on the fun part of writing.
My target is 5,000 words a day (because I’m still moving…slowest move in the world TM).
To keep me honest, I’ll be blogging about the previous day’s work every morning.
Yesterday was the first day back. I prepped by going to the Apple Genius bar on Saturday and having my laptop returned to factory condition (it is a 6 year old MacBook). I only have Chrome and Scrivener loaded onto it now, so it is running about as fast as it’s not-solid-state drive will allow.
I drafted on the laptop yesterday, and was pleased to make my 5,000 word goal with a few hundred words to spare. But I was not so pleased to see how difficult it was for me to do the concentrated writing.
There are so many distractions (for example — when you move 27 years’ worth of stuff from one place to the next, sometimes when you need to find something it takes hours…and hours). Sigh. At least I know where 90% of my pots, pans, and dishes are now.
Today I’m getting distractions handled early (this blog post is the last official thing I plan to do this morning before settling down with a cup of tea and my laptop in front of the fireplace). Yoga mat in place for sprint breaks.
5,000 words, here I come.