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rhitakorrr
rhitakorrr

Mega #laterlog. [2/2]

I set a Camp #NaNoWriMo goal for this month of 10,000 words. At the time I started Camp, I was 3,000 words into a story I intended to finish at ~6,000 words. The idea was to finish up that story and then write another #shortstory for the rest of the month.

But I cannot for my life write a short story.

I met my Camp goal on the 23rd and hadn’t yet finished the first story. I’m now up to 12,500 words written this month on only that one story, and I suspect that word count is low (estimating 600 words/page on the typewriter). This may become my second novella.

I’ve been trying to form a habit of writing a page each morning before work. I’m currently on a 7 day streak. It works out nicely because there are no distractions in the morning. People are asleep or at work, the computer is off, the phone doesn’t ring. It’s just me, my typewriter, and a cup of coffee, and it frees up evenings for coding, gaming, reading, etc.

I’m on page 782 of The Stand and 9 hours into SOMA.

larouxn
larouxn

Get your typewriter out of here. 😅

28 April

belle
belle

Definitely on board with the idea of writing first thing in the morning! I’ve really enjoyed that habit in the past. Congrats on the progress :)

28 April

rhitakorrr
rhitakorrr

@belle - Thanks! It’s been a challenge since I’m not much of a morning person, but I think it’s been worth it. The hardest part of writing the first draft, for me, is sitting down and starting to write. Having a time blocked out every morning to do that has proven a good way to get over that hump and get into the actual writing instead of putting it off. That and it forces me to go to bed earlier (which usually means 12-1am instead of 2-4am). Not sure how long I’ll be able to keep this up, but for now it’s going well.

28 April