Sunday, November 15, 2009

NaNo 2009: Two Weeks In

I thought I'd get much further last night, but all I ended up doing was starting a new chapter, jotting down a couple scenes, and then quickly outlining some thoughts I'd had throughout the day about where the story needed to go. It got me over the 7,000 word mark, which is less than a third of the way toward the overall goal, but still is farther along than I expected this year.

Of course, the main reasons my bar is set so low were crying much of the day, ill and uncomfortable. As probably any writing parent knows, it's not very easy to write when the kids are sick, especially when one parent is away for a business trip.

Back to the kids and computer, but before I do let me ask: How'd you all do?

I know that several of my NaNo buddies have topped 20,000 words and all I can say is congratulations and keep going!


Victoria Dixon said...

Hey, Matt. Since you mentioned in your AQ post that you have a blog, I thought I'd pop in and follow you around. ;D And congrats on the Nano progress! You're doing 100% better than I, who backed out of Nano before I began. I need more time to prepare. At least that's what I told myself. LOL

Matt Sinclair said...

Welcome to the Bookshelf, Victoria! One of my goals for 2010 is to get back to posting regularly here and on my other blog, Matt Sinclair's Coffee Cup (

So I look forward to any and all comments you have. And let me know if you -- or anyone who visits here -- would like to post anything here about the writing and reading world we all love.

Part of a blog in this Twitter/Facebook era is the importance of building a community, and if there are some folks who'd like to contribute, please let me know. Indeed, I may need to write a post!

Victoria Dixon said...

Hi, Matt! Wanted to let you know, in case you forgot to check the email alert box in my blog, that your interview questions are up. (I forget to do that all the time.)

Matt Sinclair said...

Thanks, I had forgotten. This week is always hectic. Let's see if I can answer the questions now.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!