Sunday, November 08, 2009

NaNoWriMo Day 8: Confused

[15,442 / 50,000]

I have stopped writing a single project. Yep, it's already happened. I am only one week into the month long marathon and I'm jumping ships, or tracks, or running off the course -- whatever the appropriate metaphor is in this situation.

I started out counting only the words I wrote on a fiction project and have now switched all my attention back over to the memoir project (and sub-projects) I am doing for workshop. It helps that the memoir projects are probably going to reach 50,000 words by the end of semester. Now my goal is to get them drafted as quickly as possible.

There are those who would like to point out that jumping tracks mid-month goes against the "rules" of NaNo. Those people need to lighten up. If I can turn out 50,000 words total by Thanksgiving then I will be very happy and I don't particularly care how I do it.

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