So I set out to wake up at 5 this morning and begin writing for the first day of National Novel Writing Month and to accomplish my word count for the day in the little time before I whisked my daughter off to school and headed to the gym for my morning workout. I had suspected that I might not be able to get up that early because I am in no way, shape, or form, a morning person. I typically tend to set three different times for my alarm to go off in the morning because I make plans on hitting the snooze button. In fact I have two other alarm clocks aside from the one with three different times set and those other two are also set at two different times. See I try to get the maximum amount of sleep possible in the morning because I tend to go to bed so late.
However, I am very proud to say that I did in fact not hit the snooze button this morning and I got out of my bed, headed straight for the computer (well there might have been a pit stop to the bathroom first) and pulled out my book with my outline and character sketches and notes and began writing. Not only did I reach the 1,667 words that is estimated for each day of November, but I wrote 1,709 (not really that much more) words. I wrote for about an hour and a half and then when I was finished I charted my time and then I was off to get my daughter ready and off to school. I had a great, awesome, workout at the gym and have had a pretty good day so far (the day is still young).
I think that my writing is sharper and flows better when I work in the morning and it makes my day start off well knowing that I have gotten in a good bit of work done first thing in the morning. It’s quiet in the morning and my mind is very clear (although somewhat sleepy). Now I don’t mean to make it sound like I am not going to try to get more words done today but I want to at least make sure that the amount I definitely need to reach is met. I just hope that I can continue getting up at5amand that I can continue working smoothly to get this novel done, but done well.
Well I guess I better save my words for tomorrow’s morning writing session and the next blog post. Maybe tomorrow I’ll tell you a little bit about my character Mackenzie Brown and the murder mystery she’s getting herself all wrapped up in. Until tomorrow…What are your characters up to lately?
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