NaNoWriMo: Week 1

"Writing", 22 November 2008

“Writing”, 22 November 2008 (Photo credit: ed_needs_a_bicycle)


Admittedly, I do not make much headway with my writing during the first week of NaNoWriMo.  This is due to the fact that i travel up north to visit my daughter for her birthday. This year she turned 24, and I went to her birthday party, as well as to a dinner with her boyfriends’ parents. It was an enjoyable stay, as always, that cuts 4 days from my NaNoWriMo experience.


Not that I am complaining. I love taking time out of my daily life to enjoy life, and visit with her and her friends.


When I left for my trip, I had just over 2,000 words written. Yesterday, while waiting for my ride home from work, I wrote 1,289 more, but did not have my laptop type it into my manuscript.


So that means, today, I have to type what I wrote yesterday, plus more words for today.


I expect to get at least 3,ooo words typed for today… at the least.


Hopefully more.


How are you doing with your word count?


Shannon L. Buck


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About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.