Wow, it’s the end of week two of NaNoWriMo already. I have been pretty busy writing and haven’t updated this blog in a week. At this point, I have 26,604 words, so I am over halfway done and about three days ahead of par. I am averaging about 2,000 words a day, which is great. As a matter of fact, even though I no longer have a plan and the novel is just sort of going off on its own, I am still mostly happy with it. Some days I really struggle with what I write, but I think that reading [amazon_link id=”0743455967″ target=”_blank” ]On Writing[/amazon_link] right before I began was really helpful. My reading has slowed down quite a lot. Just can’t keep up with everything. It’s really important to me to finish NaNoWriMo this year. I have an idea I’m excited about, and it’s still fun at two weeks in.
I’m going to Chicago this week for an English teacher conference—presenting, even—and I want to keep up the momentum even while I’m traveling. It will be hard, but it will be worth it. At least if I get fairly far ahead, I will be able to write a little less if I find I’m too busy.