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November 21, 2013

NaNoWriMo Update

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 1:02 am
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My 2nd attempt at the National Novel Writing Month has been pretty successful, especially considering the extraneous chaos in my November as well as the fact that I am also editing Arianna’s Destiny concurrently. This system has worked quite efficiently and will be used again to make progress on my numerous novels that need to be written and my numerous firsts drafts which need to be edited. I write First Down in the morning with coffee (except on mornings such as this one where I left the pen at work that I started Chapter 16 with…and if any of you know anything about me, you know I can’t switch pens all willy-nilly mid-chapter. Talk about chaos).
So I write in the morning which then puts me in good spirits for whatever the day has in store for me. I love where I teach, it has reawakened my passion for teaching, but days when I go into teaching having written…my better outlook for the day. I edit Arianna before bed. I’ve even been able to start walking on the treadmill some nights. It works well to edit at night as it is a calmer activity than writing.
So First Down (I know I am a tease…I will blog about Arianna next, I promise.) is currently written, half-way through chapter 16 (which would have been all the way through chapter 16 if not for the pesky, aforementioned pen issue) and is currently above 25,000 words. This is halfway to the 50k in 30 days, and yes, my calendar says that at today I should be 2/3 of the way there, should be closer to 33,000…I had a couple of days last week where I wasn’t so much blocked (as I am VERY aware of what that is like) as I was just worn out and sleepy. I will continue to plow ahead and will make strong strides this weekend, next week is a short work week which will also help. I will definitely keep you all posted.



  1. Congrats! You’re doing awesome 🙂 Way better than me, lol.

    Comment by Michelle Proulx — November 21, 2013 @ 2:56 pm | Reply

    • It’s been kind of touch and go with me. Too much of regular life interfering. Lol…

      Comment by michelle sodaro — November 21, 2013 @ 2:58 pm | Reply

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