It's the morning of the third day of NaNoWriMo, and I feel like I'm doing pretty well. I've got my plot outlined, and I'm three chapters into writing my first draft. My word count is at 4045 as of last night. I calculated out that I'll need to write about 2,000 words per day to reach my goal by the end of the month, so I'm on track.
I went through some of my old essays and assignments from school, and the major critique I saw repeated throughout was that I need to shorten up my writing. I need to work on structuring my sentences in a more concise manner. But right now, overembellished sentences will help me reach my desired word count, so I'm just writing as I normally would for now. I can go back and clean up the sentences later. It's my first time, so I'm nervous about actually having 50,000 words worth of material!
I absolutely never thought it was possible for me to write a novel. Right now, I'm already feeling like I've accomplished something special. How many people even attempt to write a novel? That's a pretty big accomplishment right there. I'm getting excited for the end of the month, so I can see the end result of all this work.
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