NaNoWriMo Day 15: I’m Halfway There!

I was supposed to have some kind of reward or treat planned for this moment.  The moment when I have made it past 25,000 words of my novel and am halfway to the finish line of NaNoWriMo.  Sadly, I did not get my chocolate reward that I had originally planned on (but I’ll get it tomorrow) but I suppose the reward in itself is actually hitting the word count button and seeing that number go over 25,000.  What’s funny is that I don’t feel like I’m halfway there, I feel like I still have a long ways to go.  I feel like there is still so much more of the story to tell before I make it to the end.  Truthfully I probably won’t be finished with the novel even when NaNoWriMo is over.  I think that Mackenzie is only just beginning in this novel and that there might in fact be a series in store for her.  I’m having so much fun telling her story and she is opening up a lot.  She is going to have a lot of things to deal with and it is going to be way too much for just one book.  I hope that all of you are at the halfway point too, or at least almost there.  I gotta go find me some chocolate now!  Until tomorrow…How do you plan on rewarding your halfway mark? 

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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NaNoWriMo Day 1: Early Awakening

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?

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

Writer/Editor

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