Monday, November 18, 2013

Novel Writing Month

I am participation in National Novel Writing Month and have been spending most of my time either applying for work, working a temp job, or writing thousands and thousands of words towards my NaNoWriMo novel. The goal is to write 50,000 words by November 30th, which breaks down to 1,667 words a day if you are diligent and consistent. I am at 23,000 words in and quite happy with what I've come up with so far. It's a project I've wanted to do four years and haven't given it a serious attempt until now.
Two weeks ago I also started teaching English to inner city 4th graders on Saturdays. It's pretty fun but I never realized how absolutely draining it is to be a teacher. For my class I'm pretty much talking and moving around for three hours straight.
The weather is absolutely amazing today and has encouraged me to go to a coffee shop. Leaving the apartment will be a nice.
I will update the status on my NaNoWriMo novel as I get closer to completion.

Speak easy,


Robin said...

I'm so glad you're writing your novel!

Laurie Smith Murphy said...

Wow, Neil! Glad to hear you're working on a novel. Also interesting to hear that you're teaching. Good for you!

Dell Smith said...

Let me know how the pages turn out. It's a great way to spur your writing - deadlines really do work! Also, great to hear you are teaching. I can totally see you doing that.