Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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Why I'm not doing NaNoWriMo

For the first time since... well, it's so long that I can't remember, but it's quite a few years, I wrote more than 500 words of first draft this morning. Perhaps I haven't entirely forgotten how to write. I had been starting to wonder. But what I've finally realised is that if I want to write, it has to be first thing in the morning or I never get a round tuit. Also, I've discovered that (counter-intuitively) I can write on my busy teaching days; it's the day after a busy day that I feel too tired to write. So having had that insight, I might be able to get into a productive rhythm of writing days and non-writing days.

Just as long as I haven't jinxed it by posting about it, that is!

And in case you were wondering, I've finally kick-started the writing by going right back to basics. A4 lined paper and a fountain pen. :)

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