NaNoWriMo Review Day 2

Okay, okay. don’t be mad. Honestly, I’ve been worse about writing these first few days of NaNoWriMo than I have all month. I’m suppose to post a new short story tomorrow (technically later today), and I wrote half a page. Which, I guess if it’s a 2,000 word short story that should be 1/8th. Could be worse.

I did do a lot of planning for it though, about 150 words worth. I think part of my problem, besides just feeling tired and ucky, is that I’m working on trying out a new system of planning my stories. I read this book called How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson. I really loved reading the book, but trying to put the method into practice is a bit more difficult. I guess I just need to figure out what parts of the snowflake method I like and don’t like.

So, if I had to rank myself today on my writing, I’d give myself a 4 out of 10. Seems pretty high, but I did write quite a bit while watching my youngest daughter before everyone else woke up. I could have used that time to do all sorts of other things, but I didn’t. And I expect tomorrow morning to go the same way.

So, for all of you others doing NaNoWriMo, or trying to but having a rough start. Don’t give up. To be a serious writer, it’s hard work. This is where the rubber hits the road, and let me tell you, burning rubber does not smell pretty (unless you’re one of those weird people who actually like that smell). Let’s keep at it and thank you for all the encouragement. I expect tomorrow to go better! But prayers would be appreciated.

In God’s love,

Amber Skye Mileusnich

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