AugNoWriMo... it's a thing. Okay, it's not a thing for pretty much anyone but me. But hey, any month can be a novel writing month if you make it one. I did a HoHoWriMo in December once, because my November was busy and I still wanted to do the whole 'write 50K words in a month' thing.
So, anyway, AugNoWriMo. It's a thing for me. The plan is to write every day. That's it. No set word counts. Just write as much as I can every day this month. The hope is to write at least 1000 words a day, but if I don't, I'm not kicking myself.
If I can do this, I should have Cinder Ugly done all the way to THE END well before the month slides into September. Once I get that written, I will pick something else to work on writing. Or I'll switch to editing every day so I can get CU in reader's hands. We'll see how I feel about things when CU has a whole first draft.
Gah, I had hoped to have CU first drafted by the end of May. I hoped it have it in your hands by now. But enough about that. What wasn't done, wasn't done. Wallowing in that won't help me move forward.
To the end of moving forward, I've added 3636 words to CU since Friday night.
Yeah, I started early. AugNoWriMo doesn't judge. And there's no such thing as cheating. I write every day, I win. Only get 10 words out one day, cool. As long as I move forward.
And no editing. I'm not asking myself to make sure they're good words. I know I wrote some crap in there. I'll have some major work to do in editing. At least they're words to edit. As some famous writer - I think it was Nora Roberts - said, 'you can't edit a blank page'. Write crap. Crap is fixable. Blank is fixable, too - fill the blank up with words.
Yesterday, it was hard. I realized sometime mid-afternoon that my two favorite shows were going to be on during my usual writing time. So, I sat my ass down right then and I wrote. It wasn't good, but it was writing and just over 800 words worth of it, so I win. This month, I also have Owl's birthday and her departure back to Michigan to work around. I will set aside time each day to write, even on those days when my brain has to work on other stuff. I may have pay job stuff to do. And there's still 'rona stuff to contend with. Excuses, excuses... and I won't let any of that stop me. Write. Every day.
Speaking of pay job stuff, I just realized I have a spreadsheet to do, so I'd better get doing.
If you're inclined to join me for AugNoWriMo, go for it. Feel free to drop a line in comments and then drop several more throughout the month to let me know how you're progressing.