NaNoWriMo: Peer PressureNovember 8, 2009 at 5:27 PM | Posted in Writing | 7 Comments
I hope you’re not getting bored of National Novel Writing Month, because we are only one week down!
So, we’re a week in. How are all the twifties doing? Well, I’m going to be doing a weekly report, to give a little indication for anyone not doing NaNo as to how we’re all doing! I’ll be doing these on a Tuesday from now on, so if you’re a twiftie who wants to have their wordcount up here, PM/email me on Tuesday!
Right, onto a quick round up of NaNo for me so far – the importance of NaNo as a social experience. My writing, before I met the twifties, was quite solitary: a friend knew and occasionally read snippets, but my writing wasn’t something I talked about. Now that I have so many people to talk about writing with, I’m updating facebook with word counts, character developments and shocking plot twists. Hell, I’m sharing the links to me blogging about writing!
This is my first NaNo, and I’m definitely doing better because I have people behind me. Not only are the twifties there to discuss writing with, I have met a group of wonderful people who write, and are doing NaNo, locally – and they’re really helping me to stay motivated. Through MSN and weekly meet-ups and write-ins, my word count is soaring every day. If you can, I would really recommend getting some support through this insanity.
So, onto the report! I only have four twifties’ word counts. If you’re a twiftie and you want to be on here, let me know and I’ll edit – and if you’re not, feel free to let us all know how you’re doing in the comments section! Let’s all support each other.
Parametric: 25,000 (Ok, I have to say wow. I am bowing down in awe.)
Amna – AKA Geek Pride: 11,000
Becky – that’d be me! – AKA NKD: 15,057
As you can see, I need some more stats!
How are you doing in week one of the insanity that is NaNoWriMo?