Be Inspired: NaNoWriMo 2010

Word Count, Day 1: 1,922

NaNoWriMo 2009 didn’t quite work out — I lost my way after 50 pages.  It was nevertheless an interesting experience, so here I am, ready for 2010.  The difference is a tweak of the attitude: I didn’t believe enough in just writing and getting the words out.  I am full of words, but real life means real editing — all the time.  So this year, I am trying really hard to just write, knowing that it really is about the quantity, not quality, and that just “showing up” everyday and getting the 1,600 words out there is the practice.  How else do you begin to write?  Of course, it helps that what I am writing this month is in a style most familiar to me — that of the standard three-volume nineteenth century novel.  I have no incentive to be economical with words 🙂