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7 Day Countdown to NaNoWriMo!
10/25/2006 5:26:58 AM

I will document my experiences - good and bad - as I attempt the greatest feat ever - to write a novel in a month!

7 days to go. I'm getting nervous, but the kind of nervous that is positive, like those old first day of school jitters. I've never written a novel before, let alone one in 30 days. I havebeen working on my first novel for over three years now, and I feel this experience will really teach me more about what it takes to write - and finish - a novel, and most of all give me the self confidence needed to finish that first one I started. Because my characters talk to me daily and haunt me - I know they have a story to tell.

Yesterday I roughed out an outline with plot and pivot points. I'm usually not an outline gal, but I think having a roadmap of where I need to go will be especially helpful when I am facing the blank page. I'm wondering now if I need to beef up the plot at all, or just let it happen organically.

I think my biggest challenge will be still spending quality time - and taking care of -our three-month oldwhile still producing work, and enough words to meet the50,000 word goal.Instead of1667 words daily I'll need to write 1725, since I am taking Thanksgiving Day off. I'vebroken mydaily wordcount of 1725 into three daily sessions of 575 words, which I think is do-able. I know that some days I'll produce more than others, and some less, but I am going to try to meet my goals to produce less stress and tension. I've also given myself weekly "rewards" for meeting my goals.

The first week I can reward myself with a Maple Macciato from Starbucks, the second week with a NaNo mug, the third week with a cute thermos from Starbucks (I love and have a worrysome fetish for thermoses), and the finish I get to purchase these wonderful earrings that have Countess Olenska from The Age of Innocence on them.

I think the hardest thing for me will be lack of sleep- those commercials for Lunesta really make me tired! Also, turning off the t.v. will be key.

I'll write about my progress, challenges and triumphs. You can track my progress starting November 1st at the link below:

~ Kathy

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More Blogs by Kathy Kubik
• Completed NaNoWriMo! - Tuesday, November 21, 2006
• Day 21: NaNoWriMo - Tuesday, November 21, 2006
• Day 18: NaNoWriMo - Saturday, November 18, 2006
• Day 17: NaNoWriMo - Friday, November 17, 2006
• Day 16: NaNoWriMo - Thursday, November 16, 2006
• Day 15: NaNoWriMo - Over 60% there! - Wednesday, November 15, 2006
• Day 14: NaNoWriMo - Tuesday, November 14, 2006
• Day 13: NaNoWriMo - Monday, November 13, 2006
• Day 9: NaNoWriMo - Thursday, November 09, 2006
• Day 8: NaNoWriMo - Wednesday, November 08, 2006
• Day 6: NaNoWriMo - Monday, November 06, 2006
• Day 5: NaNoWriMo - Sunday, November 05, 2006
• Day 4: NaNoWriMo - Saturday, November 04, 2006
• Day 3: NaNo - Friday, November 03, 2006
• Day 2: NaNoWriMo - Thursday, November 02, 2006
• Day 1: NaNoWriMo - Wednesday, November 01, 2006
• An Observation on the Writing Process... - Friday, October 27, 2006
• Less than 5 days remain... - Friday, October 27, 2006
•  7 Day Countdown to NaNoWriMo! - Wednesday, October 25, 2006  

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