To celebrate why not enjoy a little bit of ‘me’ time? Put your feet up and
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I’m pleased I didn’t attempt NaNoWriMo this year because I
completely failed my ‘easier’ challenge to write 1,000 words a day throughout
November. My grand total for the month was a measly 5,182 words – not helped by
the fact that I wrote nothing at all on five of the allotted days!
In my defence, I should add that these were carefully chosen
and edited words – not the crazy jumble that spills out during NaNo – so for
every one I counted there were probably a dozen or more discarded.
As well as recording the number of words written, I made a
note of where I’d used them, and this turned out to be a much more useful
About half of the words produced:
4 new pages for my adult novel
half a chapter of my children’s book
a flash fiction story
4 short blog posts
And where did the other half go? Into comments on other people’s
blogs and forums.
Conclusion I’d do twice as much writing if I didn’t spend so
much time reading!
P.S. If you like reading and doing puzzles (and live in the
UK or Republic of Ireland) National Book Tokens is currently running this competition to win a year’s supply of books.