It’s the fourth day of the NaNoWriMo challenge, and I’m updating from my local library. This fine (and snowy) Saturday brings a Write In from 10:00AM to 1:00PM and I intend to take full advantage of this cozy event.

I began my challenge using the traditional NaNoWriMo way of starting a brand new novel (no cheating) and I began writing at 8:00PM on November 1st.

Although I was itching to write all day, I had to work my full work shift, and the 1st also happened to fall on a Wednesday (gym day) so I attended my local Zumba class too, not to break with tradition.

Today my word count is 4,787. I feel exhilarated and I am having no trouble putting words on the page (Microsoft Word doc) so far. I’m prepared for those darkly rumored writer’s blocks by having a notebook holding my jotted down plot, key character names, and a hastily sketched map of the universe I have created.

My hope is that some of this advance preparation will keep me on track as I race to 50,000 words.

For those of you doing the NaNoWriMo challenge this year too, feel free to comment! Let’s encourage each other!

Happy writing,




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