Monday, November 05, 2007

NaNo Day 4 (a little late)

Yes, it is technically Day 5 morningish, but I didn't get a chance to post when I finished writing last night.

After my disappointing writing day three, I'm thrilled with my progress on day four. I got a little bit of writing done when I first woke up, a good deal down at the write-in I hosted, and then more before bed, totaling in at around 3.7k for the day--which isn't bad for me.

I'm also very pleased with how my events are going this year--I have a really great bunch of active Wrimos, a couple returning from last year and several who are NaNoing for the first time this year. We've had great attendance at the first three events. (Plotting Bash, Kick-Off, and the first Write-In) Everyone is focused but fun, and I feel more confident and have more ideas for what to do this year than I did last. Yesterday, during the write-in, we had a couple word-wars lasting fifteen minutes each. Word-wars are timed challenges where everyone tries to get as many words on paper as possible during the short sprint. Everyone in the group averaged between 4 and 5 hundred words during each word-war--which for most of us who only write around 5-8hundred words per hour, that is a great feat. It was fun and productive (and I hope the Wrimos found it to be as well) What a major difference from the first write-in I hosted last year where I came back and blogged about whether write-in's were worth the time spent!

Progress Meter:
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8778 / 50,000

I hope everyone is ready for day 5! Keep pounding out those words!


Fred Charles said...

Glad to hear that you are moving along. I sat out this year, but I'm glad to see that many of my old Nano buddies are doing really good. Keep going!!

purpleprose 78 said...

The write-ins and gatherings are lots of fun. Our group is so silly, but I just love it.

Kalayna-Nicole Price said...

Thanks Fred!
I saw on your blog that, despite not NaNoing this year, you are working hard on a project currently. Good Luck with it!!

Hey Vikki! I'm glad to get confirmation that I'm not the only one having fun at gatherings! I hope to see you at some of the write-ins this weekend.