Saturday, November 5, 2016

21,500 Words in 5 Days

I've been writing like a maniac the past few days while vacationing in Maine. We've done some antiquing and traveling here and there to see the ocean but with darkness falling sooner we've found ourselves returning to the condo sooner and that has meant more writing time for Kelly and me.

I've managed 21,500 words so far. Kelly has reached 10,300 words today. I'm so proud of her for settling down with a good idea and running with it. She's had a few moments of wondering if she can draw the story out to novel length, but I have faith in her ability to bring it home, even if she just reaches 50,000 words. If she meets the goal she will have succeeded.

Tomorrow we'll be writing at Blue Umbrella Books in downtown Westfield, MA. I was thrilled when Jessica Martin jumped right onboard and registered as an official NaNoWriMo write-in site. She has been so supportive of local authors and writers in western MA since opening her book store in July of this year. She hosts author events, read ins, book discussions, provides a location for a local writer's group to meet and work, and so much more! It's an awesome little indie store! We're so fortunate to have her in town.

Five days into NaNoWriMo and we're off to a good start!

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