Mad cheering erupts!
I managed to stay up until midnight to start NaNoWriMo off the second it was legal to do so. I quickly discovered I have more planning to do than I thought. It is very disruptive to get to a sentence and realize you don’t know what your city or kingdom is called. This morning, I ironed out all those details rather well.
NaNoWriMo is a very inspirational time for me. The past three years have given me three quality first drafts. Two of them have moved beyond first draft and one is nearing its final polish. I can track my improvement through the years. This NaNo novel (NaNovel) will require fewer edits after the first draft is complete.
Best of luck to everyone taking part in NaNoWriMo this year. Don’t worry about how many words you still have to do and just keep writing.
More than any other lesson writers need to learn is that: just write.