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I am doing this!

Copied from a comment on an earlier post:

If I learn nothing else from doing IndyWriMo I hope that it will be the discipline of trying to write a certain amount of words per day. I am also trying to train my family (mum and hubby) that this is now my day-job - even if it is yet to make us any money. I am trying to make this my focus - the rediscovery of a vocation I felt as a child, teen and young adult but had lost along the way during working and dealing with undiagnosed multiple sclerosis vertigo and fatigue.


I can do this. I WILL do this.

Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement!

Today was my 0-word day so far this month but that is okay.

After the end of November when NaNo and IndyWriMo are over, if I decide to write 500, 2000 or stick to 1000 words per day - or allow myself to merely write something every day (whether on one project or on five at a time) - I will work out a system and process that work for me. I may continue this book until it is finished if 30k ends up not being long enough. I may call it done at 30k and call it a novella. I may put it to one side for a while, rewrite it, or even edit it down to 10k words. All of these are okay and, even if it does not sell, I will be learning and practicing.

/ 30,000 words for IndyWriMo
Chart of my IndyWriMo Progress, 2009

crossposted to natf and natnowrimos


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 14th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
I can do this, I WILL do this

I admire you saying that, Natalie.
Nov. 14th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

Just as I admire you for going back to school!
Nov. 14th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.

One word at a time :)

You may be interested in novel_in_90  after you finish the Indywrimo. It's a group of people who have the goal of writing 750 words a day, which I think is three pages.

Good Luck and keep writing!
Nov. 14th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I have already joined novel_in_90! ;-p
Nov. 14th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Whoo hoo!! You go girl!!

You don't have to write actual text each day. You can outline, write notes on characters, edit, or do a brainstorming thing like mind-mapping. Sometimes, you just have to let things simmer for a while and forget about them. Then at the least likely time, you'll get an idea and it's back off to the races!!
Nov. 14th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Indeed! My 0-word days have included some "thinking about the characters/plot/book" and also, equally important for the MonSter and me, sleep, knitting, spodding and/or fresh air. ;-p

Edited at 2009-11-14 01:35 pm (UTC)
Nov. 15th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Keep at it :)
Nov. 15th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
The MonSter ate all the bunnies and my spoons. Will try again tomorrow.
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