Sunday Confessional: the pressure is on

Today is Day One of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in which people set out to write a 50,000-word manuscript in the month of November. Last year I did a modified NaNo and wrote a draft in about 45 days, and I’d like to try that again. And to hold myself accountable, I reached out to my critique group to ask for the January meeting slot. It’s mine! Hooray! Except, oops. That’s NOT what I did last year.

Last year, I requested the February slot which gave me more time to tidy before asking my critique partners to wade into my messy first draft. I won’t have the luxury of those extra weeks to cleanย  up the worst of the mess. I could email them all now and ask for the February slot instead. But where’s the fun in that?!

Wish me well . . .

10 thoughts on “Sunday Confessional: the pressure is on

  1. I get it… I pressured myself to reach 10k today, that number seems to help me calm down. So, I’ve been up an writing since 4am… But, I did it. Now, with a 6 day cushion, I can slow down, go back and review what I cranked out today, and of course, add 40K more to it.

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