Posted by Jonene Ficklin
I’ve never done Nano (National Writing Month) before. I wasn’t going to. A very good friend convinced me otherwise and I’m oh, so grateful.
This is my first time and it’s been interesting. You learn a lot about yourself as a writer.
I learned that my internal editor is a slave-driver, and it’s liberating to shut if off and just write for the joy of it.
I learned it takes approximately two uninterrupted hours to write 2,000 words.
I learned just how many excuses (99%) I can safely throw into the sea and watch float away without any remorse whatsoever.
And I’m excited. Writing 50,000 words in a month is possible, is reasonable, and for me at least, a great lesson I’m eager to relearn. (I wrote my first novel in six weeks. It stunk. But it was sure fun to write.)
So, I have a question for you. If this is your first Nano, what have you learned about writing and/or about yourself this week? And if you’ve done it before, what is the best thing you learned?