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.
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?-Harlan Hubbard, Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard
The best use of time is to enjoy it, as I do when working in peaceful silence.