30 Days of NaNoWriMo: Day 1

Day 1. on my NaNoWriMo calendar this year…

‘Say goodbye to your sanity’

Target for the day, get to 1667 words

Time to get going, dig out the notes you made if you’re a plotter. If your more a fly by the seat of yer pants just start typing… If you’re a night owl like me, you could have waited while the stroke of midnight on the 31st. Ate the last of the Halloween candy, and rode the sugar high into the wee hours typing away…

I know some people struggle with the first day.  Struggle with that first line… The first word… That inescapable desire to procrastinate just a few moments longer… The write a blog post rather than start writing the NaNoWriMo novel just to put it off a little longer… But with luck, you will just leap in there, besides, do you really expect anyone to believe you have not written that first line in your head a few dozen times already. The first day is hard, but also should be easy. After all, you have the bare bones at the very least of what you are going to write, your working titles been on the board for a few days at least. You’re scared, even if you’re not going to admit it, even to yourself, your a little scared… But take solace in the words of the great sage…

Scariest-Moment-TW

So revel in that little bit of fear in the pit of your stomach, your on a journey and the first steps are ahead of you. Take a breath, fetch a coffee form the kitchen, put on some music, block out the world for a moment, close your eyes and breath… Just breath… Then remember the words of L’Amour…

Faucet-Turned-On-TW

Take one last deep breath and type…

 

So good luck to all of those on this journey…and adios for now ( I have my own writing to do…)

Mark

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