writing every day

I’ve been writing for two weeks, and I am learning good stuff already.

The official NaNoWriMo goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November, but I am making my own nano-rebel goal of simply writing every day. Several times I have been tempted to skip a day and cut myself a break. Except, rest will not help me write more drafts; fear and sloth are talking. Thirty days of steadfast plodding hold a wealth of knowledge that is worth fighting for. If at the end of this challenge I take a month-long haitus from writing, so be it. I’ve done so before, and that can be its own study.

total words = 10,872

highest daily word count 1,252

lowest daily word count 310

average daily word count 750

I’m finding I can manage about 300 words of fiction on my laptop and 600 words per letter on paper. My letter-writing is sporadic, often dependent on my home and family/community, but dearer to me than anything else. I wrote at home each day with one exception. At a very slow rate, all times of day.

Thanksgiving may throw everything out the window, unless I can discipline myself to write when everyone else is sleeping…

What do you do with the labor and time that you save?
The best use of time is to enjoy it, as I do when working in peaceful silence.

-Harlan Hubbard, Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard

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