Camp Nano, day 2

NaNoWriMo: the niche

NaNoWriMo: the niche (Photo credit: mpclemens)

Whew!!  Got a lot of writing done after work today, another 1841 words.  So, after 2 writing sessions yesterday and then tonight’s session (and who knows, I may find a few more minutes to do a tad more writing before I have to go to bed tonight), I’m at 4944 words.  Kind of cool, huh?  And I didn’t do a lot of going back and trying to “fix” things tonight…caught myself doing it a couple of times, but, they were easy fixes…that has to count for something, right?

One of the guys I work with was asking me how many pages I’ve printed out so far…then he looked at me like I was nuts when I told him I hadn’t actually printed anything out yet.

Then later, I was talking with another guy I work with, he said he was more adept at the spoken word rather than the written word…but hey, he’s an actor, what would you expect?  I’ve always been able to express myself through writing much more so than speaking…guess that’s why I never really gave acting much thought.  Isn’t it exciting to follow your passion, to revel in what makes you smile and brings you fulfillment?   If we could all live our lives doing what we most love, I think the world would be a much happier place.  Of course, there is a little thing called a paycheck that might play into this whole scene.

So, how’s everyone else doing at camp?  Made any writing friends yet?  Are you finding the time (and has your muse found you?) to get that story moving along?  I just gotta say, “Let’s do it!  Keep pounding those keys!!”

4 Responses

  1. Good job! I’m only at two thousand words. Which is weird! Usually I’m off like a shot when NaNo starts. I only wrote 500 more words yesterday. But today I had a good excuse! I’ve actually set up a writing space for myself. My white board and desk are all set up facing the window, and all of my writing books are set up on my desk.

    I did go back and “fix” things a couple of times. I should know better, but I really like this story, and I want to continue liking it. That may be my downfall. Oh, well!

    • Have you posted pictures of your writing space? I’m just using my computer desk, as is…got some notes strung out and pen and paper for jotting ideas down as they come to me.

      I guess we can’t help going back and fixing things once in a while. I’m the same way, I really like my story…you know, it’s kind of my baby…

  2. Sounds like you’re off to a good start! Oh, I just remembered a hint my writers group leader gave me. If you’re struggling for a word, or need to edit a particular area, select one word that you can enter in all those places when you hit a stumbling block. Then you can do a word search and easily find all the places that need attention. That helped me a lot, now I have to remember what word I used…

  3. Wow you’re going really fast!! Good work ;D Keep it up!
    I’m not participating, but I’m quite struggling with my writing, but that’s okay.

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