by thefourpartland

So, for the first time, I’ve decided to join up and try NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write 50k words in a month, from November 1st to the 30th. It should be rather fun, and a fair amount of work at the same time.

Now, on top of everything else I’m doing, you might be wondering why I decided to do this as well. It’s simple: I have set myself a goal of finishing the first draft of Læccan Waters by the end of the year. I’m assuming the novel is 150k words long, and that I write at about 5k words every three hours. At least, that’s what I did yesterday, and trying to do again today. So, that means I need to spend about 90 hours working on the book to be done. Call it 100 to allow some wiggle room.

The goal is to have 20k to 30k done by the end of October (Thanks to yesterday and today, Læccan Waters is already over 10.5k, and should end the day around 13.5k), add another 50k in November, and spend December, of which I have half off, doing the rest. At this point, I’m expecting to miss and have to do the remaining work in January, but that’s hardly a big drawback for me. Even if it does bleed over into January, I’ll have written the first draft of a 150k word novel in under 4 months, and that will mean a great deal to me.

And now, I need to get back to writing it.


  1. John Wiswell on 10.16.2010

    Good luck!

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