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Update 11/4: First Drafts

It’s still only the first week of NaNoWriMo and I’m already low on sleep. I am running on pure adrenaline! (Well…and large amounts of coffee)

Despite the toll it’s taking on me, I am loving NaNo! It’s a really great motivator for me. I tend to edit as I go. Most of you know, this will not work! I’ve been working on just getting my ideas on paper and trying to worry about editing later.  One thing that I have learned in these first few days of craziness is that first drafts don’t have to be perfect! It’s okay for them to be messy. Then, once you have an idea of how your novel is going to flow, you can go back and make it pretty. Since editing is my favorite part (I may be strange in that sense) this also gives me a little more motivation to get it done and hit my word count goal.

Still wishing all of my fellow WriMos luck! Keep going everybody!


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