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How’s Your NaNoWriMo Going?

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Are you participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? I hope you are; it’s so much fun! If this is the first you’ve heard about it, I encourage you to check it out. We’re only five days in. It’s not too late to start your novel!

My laptop charger died on October 29th. I panicked. I have an old–old–desktop upstairs, but it wasn’t even set up, and I really didn’t want to write on it. My husband, being wonderful, brought it downstairs and hooked it up on the coffee table. Kind of like a laptop, he said.

It didn’t have Scrivener on it, but I was able to get started on good old Microsoft Word. It was a lifesaver. In the first three days I was able to write 17,636 words, and all while schooling my munchkins on Monday.

I didn’t get anything written yesterday. Well, I did. I deleted it all. I know, there’s a cardinal rule against that. Never delete your words, even if you hate them. That’s not the way I work, I’m afraid. If my word count had been suffering, I would have likely kept going, but it wasn’t, so I didn’t.

Today will be better, I’m sure. My new laptop charger came in yesterday, three days earlier than expected. I love you Amazon seller, yes, I do. Now I have to transfer everything over from Word to Scrivener, though I think I will wait until I have my word count done for the day.

If you’re writing, how is your novel going? Any disasters? Stumbling blocks? Let me know! I love to hear from you.

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