"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Thursday, November 4, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update: Day 3

So the day is technically over and I wrote 708 words, but I plan on doing a tad more writing before I sleep, so I guess that'll go toward tomorrow. This brings my total up to 3489 so far. Not too shabby, though I'm over 1000 words "behind". I knew yesterday and today were going to be tough and it'll still be easy to make that up.

On the school front, I did my last in-class presentation, so that's a lot off my mind. Now I just have the papers and the readings to worry about, but those are coming along too.

On the writing front NOT related to NaNo (wait, is there such a thing in November?) I got a chance to meet YA author Martin Wilson today. He came to our school to do a reading and he's just the nicest guy. A group of us from the English Department went out to dinner with him and it was a ton of fun. Well, one of the senior undergraduates was there and suddenly he stopped and asked if I had submitted something to the school's literary journal. I said yes and he said that my two short stories were the funniest things he'd read in a while.

Talk about an ego boost! I really needed that because I've hit that point in my NaNo novel where the scenes I'd written in my head are out and now I'm hitting the dreaded middle section where I have a tendency to drag things out and they get boring and then I get bored and then I want to run and scream and I begin to doubt my abilities. This comes at different points in the story, depending on the novel, but this time it came really early and a little compliment goes a LONG way. So yeah! for that.

And now I'm off to write a little more :)

1 comment:

Melissa said...

That's awesome about the senior undergrad randomly complimenting you like that! Stuff like that really goes a lot further than people think. I was recently complimented myself and it gave me such a boost. Luckily, I don't have any in class presentations to do. Just a bunch of papers. Gah. I'm already behind on my readings.... I don't care ;)