Friday, January 6, 2012

Week #1 JaNo 2011

It's been a great writing week for me! Who knew it would help to have an outline? Go figure :)

Unfortunately, I'm zippin' through my outline faster than I wanted. Which means that my MS might be shorter than I'd planned. But I can tweak a few things and add more detail later. Besides, my story is far from finished so much can happen before the end. I love when my character's surprise me!

I started my book Tuesday night and I've been going pretty strong all week. I did take a break last night to watch a movie and eat ice cream with the hubby, but taking breaks is part of being a successful writer. At least I think so.

Here's my progress.

Word count: 13, 156.

Conflict level: Good.

Character development: Medium.

Brain power: High.

And I'm proud to announce that I haven't done much editing. I love writing first drafts. There's something about letting your mind free and not worrying about the little details. 

How has your week been?


  1. Wow, great week. I didn't write any new stuff except for some blog posts though I did edit a few chapters.

  2. Your word count is awesome. January makes so much more sense than November for NaNo. Good Luck!

    I have done a TON of editing. I got my CP's comments back on the end of my book and it sparked a huge round of revisions.

  3. Susan-editing and blog writing definitely count! I only write this much in January.

    Jenny-Thanks. And getting a lot edited is a ton of work. It's so much harder to edit (for me) than to write. Not so much hard as time consuming and less fun :) Good job on getting a TON of editing done. Yay for sparks of inspiration!

  4. YAY! So glad you're getting it done! I'm sure it will be awesome!

    And I really want some ice cream now...

  5. Way to go! And it is super important to spend time with the hubs. A lot of the time I don't get much writing done because I'd rather hang out with my hubby. And they need to know that we like them. ;) Congrats on your first week!

  6. Fantastic progress. Keep it up and keep us informed :)

  7. Chantele-Go eat some. And I have some cookies to go with your ice cream. You should come visit sometime! Seriously :)

    Ruth-Some things are worth more than writing. The hubby and kids are definitely up at the top :)

    Michael-Thanks! I'll definitely keep you up to date with my progress.

  8. Incredible progress! Congrats :)

  9. You're doing great Michelle! Go you!

  10. Sounds like a great week! Keep it up.

  11. Wow, you're getting a lot done! And it's still the beginning of the month! Good luck!

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