5000 words then she paused

Perhaps it was a little ambitious to write a novel in a month. I managed to get to 5,000 words in the first week by spending some time writing late in the evening,  but then –

Okay, I might continue writing some more fiction, but not sure I’ll reach the 50,000 mark for NaNoWriMo! I have LOVED revisiting this freestyle writing approach. I’d like to spend short bursts of creative writing like this a few times a year! I’m also developing a much deeper appreciation of the work writers do. Short bursty creative work is easy in comparison. Spending time thinking through characters, plots, twists & turns, sub-texts and influences, imagined landscapes, stereotypes and dialogue – in one month – eesh, it’s an effort not to take this so-called novel too seriously!

Instead of writing I’ve been thinking of ideas to drum up  600 x $10 donations for my Women’s Opportunity project. I’ve been spending time with my family and friends, resting, working, cooking, reading, even watching TV….just not writing. Oops. And with 15 days to go (and one week lost well spent doing other things) I wonder if it’s really possible to write 3,000 words a day with everything else going on. Time to dip back into my imagination and see what happens…

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