January 1. Time to start my JanNo story at last!
I’m going to be pushing myself- rather than the usual 50,000 for NaNo or JanNo, I’m going to aim for 60,000.
I love Nick and Meg, my new characters. And it’s a huge relief to write a gamma rather than an alpha male. Alpha simply does not come naturally to me!
Trying to start writing today proved the importance of writing everyday- after just three days back at work, when I hadn’t looked at them, I’d lost touch with who my characters were and needed to spend a bit of time getting to know them again. But just thinking about the characters to make a couple of tweaks on the little bio sheets I’d done on them and on the collage got me back into the story again.
I did finally start writing and now have over 3,000 words. All the ultimate in first draft crappiness, but at least things are moving. I want to see 5,000 words before I go to sleep tonight.
The rules- No going back. No correcting or spellchecking. No erasing. Just write!
Write or Die has helped with the “Just write” bit. I’ve already cheated a bit on all the other rules.