Day 1: 3,046 words.
One thing that has always come easy to me is getting up to a certain word count. This was a technique that I established in college. If there was a particular book that I had to have read or an essay I needed to write, I simply estimated the number of words/pages that I need to do each day by the number of days in which I had to complete it, and bam, there was my goal. I did the math and I have to write approximately 1,667 words a day to accomplish the goals set out by NaNoWriMo. But I am reaching for 2,000 because it just sounds like a much nicer and even number to me. Not that me doing math is a good idea, but you get the main focus.
The first day went well and I am ahead of schedule. But that is just day one talking. I imagine that around day 17 I will be in a total panic.
I have been talking about writing a sequel to “The Elder Origins” for a while, but I have been putting it back in pursuit of this other story that I have been working on. But I have hit a bit of a stall with that one. At first I thought that I might use NaNoWriMo to rewrite that one, but I think that starting something from scratch is much better since that is the gist behind NaNoWriMo to begin with.
I have had ideas going around in my head for the beginning of the Elders sequel since I finished writing the first one over six months ago. So here’s to new beginnings, yet again.
Speaking of which, “The Elder Origins” is finally free of my moronic decision to put it on the Amazon KDP program come November 20th. I plan to reformat it and put it on Smashwords as soon as that is done. Then hopefully, if I get done with the sequel by the end of the year, that will be up and running. Now… if only I could get some good reviews going. Humpf…
Then, onto getting both “The Elder Origins” and “The Keeper’s Realm” going in print format so I can do some GoodReads giveaways. Here’s to that! Woohoo!!!