I have been a good girl. Look!
Can you believe it? I know it doesn’t seem like much, but I have met my goal, exceeding the necessary, every day, without fail. I am not burning out. The story is flowing easily, knock on wood. I am so proud of myself!
I found a tool that helps me when I am having trouble getting started with my writing. Sometimes I just need a little kick in the pants. That is where Word Wars come into play. They aren’t nearly as exciting as they sound. No one is flinging words or using them as a double edged sword of doom. In fact, that is no doom invovled.
A Word War is a friendly competition where everyone is a winner, because everyone gets that much closer to the finish line. Two or more writers decide on a start and finish time, then they write. And write. And write. When the time ends, they compare their word count for the session.
See? No excitement here. It is a community thing though. You and everyone else writing all at once. Other writers sharing their rough crap. There is no sense of competition, at least for me. There is a great sense of community though. It’s kind of like having a workout partner.
It works for me where other forms of timed writing just don’t. I guess it’s having others in the same boat as I am.
So, keep on NaNoing!