NaNoWriMo Day 3

Current Word Count: 5,100

One-tenth of the way there! It may not seem like a lot, but to me it’s amazing. Usually by now I would have gotten distracted by some other story. But no, I am prodigiously proud of myself.

I’ve found that, in the last three days, my story has rarely left my mind, even if I only spend a couple hours of actual writing. As I’m laying in bed waiting for sleep to overtake me, I find myself trying to figure out where the next scene will go or who’s the next character to bring in.

I find that, when I use this tactic, by the time I sit down to actually write the next scene, I’ve planned it out in my head so that writing takes little time. Maybe this is the key to writing a book quickly: keeping it in your mind throughout the day. It sounds all-consuming, but think about all the things we think about (lots of thinking). We worry about our schedule, family, friends. This just adds one more thing you need to puzzle over.

But, in doing this thinking, I realized how many things I’m not doing in my day that were pointless. I’m not spending countless hours of Facebook, Youtube, or scrolling through old books on archieve.org (great website). Instead, I’m actually going to bed early so I can spend time thinking about my story. I’m forgetting to eat (that one may be a problem) and feeling the need to do things more active (like actually take the time to exercise).

Probably not everyone will have this…let’s call it a side effect…to NaNoWriMo. But I certainly have. Not only have I been watching too many horror movies and scary stories, but my mom just came in my dark room (curtains closed to get me in the mood for writing) asking me if I was alright. This is the result of NaNoWriMo.

Just twenty-seven more days. Will I have lost my mind by the end? Maybe it is possible to write too much…

How’s it going for you guys? Let me know down in the comments, I’ll see you tomorrow, and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of madness,

Madame Writer

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