Today it is officially the end of the first week of NaNoWrimo for 2014, and I think I've had a pretty splendid week of writing, with all (some of) the ups and downs you expect when you go into EXTREME WRITING MODE.
I haven't written any *new* novels this year, having focused on transcriping, intense editing and less intense editing, which is a big change from this time last year where NaNo would have bought my third novel for the year into existence, and I've been looking forward to this time for quite a few months.
You can see my NaNo personal info/novel info HERE (check out that dandy description on my profile!).
For the second year in a row I am writing what is possibly a standalone and possibly not, so really scratch the whole beginning of this sentence and you're there. It is fantasy. It could be the second book in a series in which the world is the same but the characters are not. I'm not sure. It is also YA. I am having a good time with it, and have so far written 15,662 words, which means I'll hit 50,000 on around the 23d of November.
Or, rather, the ups.
I have been writing every day and it feels marvellous! My days feel longer! I'm not making 20 individual collage prints for P4A this year and I have so much spare time!
I got a very bad neck/shoulder/spine strain on the 5th, which meant I wrote only 6 of my allocated 10 pages, and it was dreadul painful. BUT I'm BETTER NOW! (I hope)
And that is NaNo week 1. I injured myself. I wrote. I reminisced. I did it all.