Day 4: I am still in shock that I have written for 4 days straight at 1,667 words/day.
Day 14: I am still writing. I have a headache, but I will persevere!
Day 20: Tangled in plot. Trying to keep the days and events straight – difficult, but fun.
Since writing 50,000 words in one month, I feel as if I have completed a marathon of the brain. Like running a marathon, it became an exercise of sheer will and determination. On day 28, my brain felt empty, but alive.
The challenge was simple – write. I logged on to the National Novel Writing Month website, entered my novel title, author specs and updated my word count daily. A group of strangers encouraged me with email pep talks and silly videos. It sounds ridiculous, but it was all I needed to keep writing.
Meeting a daily deadline of 1,667 words for 28 days, I now understand what it takes to be a writer.