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Word Count Wednesday: 5th November 2014

Welcome back to Word Count Wednesday! And yes, it should be that and not Wednesday Word Count. I’ve been writing the wrong thing. How embarrassing.

But that’s not the point! The point is this:

How many words did I write this week?

In total, I wrote 3,347 words. That’s about 478 words per day.

And that’s a pretty sweet word count, right? Not as good as the first week, but still pretty awesome.

Well yes. Except for one little problem.

I’m supposed to be doing National Novel Writing Month. And that started in the middle of this week.

Image © NaNoWriMo (http://www.nanowrimo.org).

And guess what? I haven’t written a single word for it yet.

I have a basic premise for my story. I’ve got to know the characters. And I have some vague notions of plot and the intent to pants it as much as humanly possible.

And yet I haven’t written down a single word.

Is that a real problem, though? I don’t think so.

After all, there’s nothing saying I can’t write a stupid amount and get all caught up in the next few days.

It just means I’ll have to work harder and write more in a shorter space of time.

And if I don’t win… well. I don’t win.

I’ll still have written something that I can use in the future. And that’s the important thing about NaNoWriMo.

It’s not the winning. It’s the taking part.

At least that’s what I’ll console myself with if I don’t get writing soon!

~ Penny

P.S. “Under The Tree” is still on sale! E-mail me for more details at pennygotch@gmail.com!

Related Post: Wednesday Word Count: 29th October 2014

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Monday Writing Goals: 30th June 2014

Hello and welcome to another Writing Goals post!

Image © Penny Gotch.

I have only two goals this week: finish Blue Skye, and start Camp NaNoWriMo!

I’m only doing a half NaNo this time (25k) because I want to finish Blue Skye AND I’m going to Canada for a week this month. So I don’t want to push myself under too much pressure!

In other news, I was shortlisted for the “Art in the Underpass” competition, but didn’t win. Even so, I performed my poem Canterbury in Westgate Gardens.

And thanks to my lovely parents, Hugh and Becky Gotch, the performance is now on YouTube, which you can see below!

I hope you enjoy it!

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