NaNoWriMo 2013 Journal – Entry #3

Day five and 11,167 words down. I’m ahead of schedule, but I have a five-day getaway coming up this weekend, not to mention Thanksgiving later in the month. I’ll need to make up for things on the front end or back end. Maybe a little of both.

Not helping the cause was the release of Battlefield 4 late last month. I’m an admitted video game junkie, though I’ve been able to contain my habit a bit more since taking writing more seriously.

I find it motivating to peek at my NaNo Buddies page every day and see how everyone else is doing. Many of the slots are empty with folks not participating this year, but for those that are, their fingertips must be burning and sore. They’re doing great!

In between the games and the writing, I’ve been reading about one of the characters in my story, Bloody Bill Anderson. Doing so has given me more scenes to write and help flesh out existing ones.

I was also fortunate enough to receive an ARC of Hollow World, the science fiction debut of renowned fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan. I will of course post a review of that when I finish. I’m four chapters in and really enjoying it so far.

I wish you all continued celerity with your writing!

-Phillip

0 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2013 Journal – Entry #3

  1. Nice job, Phillip! You’re cruising right along…well done!

    1. Thank you Jill! Hoping I can keep up the momentum.

    1. Thanks Linda. It seems the only way I can get the words out is to open the flood gates. 🙂 I imagine my editing will be much slower and more deliberate.

    1. Thanks John. Did you decide to give it a shot yourself this month?

      1. No. I am editing my second and about 60,000 words into my third so I figured I would wait until the next one.

        1. Yeah, I think you get a pass this year John. Sounds like you’re already NaNoWriMoing every month. 🙂

  2. That is fantastic, Phillip! I am excited to see that you are ahead of schedule at this point! Keep up the good work, and remember that if you pick up the controller for BF4, you HAVE to put it down at some point. I suffer from a similar affliction.

    1. Thank you Drew. And you’re right, I can’t procrastinate forever. Well, I can… but I’m trying to get away from that. 🙂

  3. Woo hoo! I admire that brain to fingers dexterity.

    1. I’m happy to finally put my WPM skills to good use.

  4. Good job, Phillip! It’s nice to be ahead this early in the month. The work week is hardest for me to keep up so I have to really crank it on the weekend. So far, so good … for now 🙂

    1. Thanks Marie Ann. The work week is definitely the most difficult time to write. I absolutely did not want to sit down and write last night but I forced myself and after about ten minutes, I was in the groove.

      1. Yes, I’ve found that if I can give myself enough time to warm up, then I have the opposite problem: I don’t want to stop 🙂

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