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Day 1: Goal 1667, Actual 1673

45 minutes is a reasonable commitment to do something difficult. I’ve learned that giving myself 45 minutes on most days will give me just enough time to reach my daily goal for NaNo. Most days when I am clear-headed, calm and willing to let the words flow onto the computer.

Today happened to be one of those days. I didn’t have a real clear idea of where the story was going to start, but I knew I’d have something once the words started and I was pretty much correct. The opening scene was not flawless and I did jumble over a few ideas until it came out the way I was expecting, but ultimately that’s good enough for me.

At fifteen minute intervals, I’ve been checking my progress and was pretty much spot on at 500-600 words. That’s what I’ve come to expect. 15 minutes is a solid sprint for words and while I can type a fair while longer than that uninterrupted when the story is flowing well, tonight’s was much more jumbled. I like how I’ve started this story and I think that it will have an easy 50k to see it through to its completion, but it is a little outside of my comfort zone as I haven’t been terribly strong with mysteries before and that’s really where I am going with it (even if it is set in a fantasy world).

On a more personal note, I’ve got two family members joining me on the journey to 50k this month – one of my brothers and one of my nieces. Good luck to them both (and congratulations on making your day 1 goals respectively).

Day 1 down – 29 to go.

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3 comments on “Day 1: Goal 1667, Actual 1673

  1. Jill Weatherholt
    November 2, 2013

    Good luck!

    • starstealer363
      November 2, 2013

      Thanks Jill! Are you pursuing the 50k goal this year?

      • Jill Weatherholt
        November 2, 2013

        Not this year. I’m editing and rewriting last year’s project. Looks like you’re off to a good start.

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