It's not really the second week doldrums that slowed down my progress on NaNoWriMo word count. I had two days of other work to do, and that break was on my original schedule. That's okay.
The No No, however, is that I've stopped to figure out where the heck I am in the story, make a cast of characters list so I can remember their names instead of constantly typing XXX. And I need a rough timeline because at this point, I have no idea what day it is or how many days have passed.
My NaNo project would have been a lot easier if I'd written these names down as soon as the character showed up, and written the Day One, Day Two info down as the story progressed. At this point, I don't know if I'll make that 50,000 word total or not. I still plan to give it my best shot.
Helpful NaNoWriMo Tips from the RMFW Blog
Two of our RMFW Blog contributors posted helpful tips for NaNo participants on last week's blog. Please check out Jeffe Kennedy's "Easy Steps to Polish that Draft" and "Pushing Through the Middle: Tips for the NaNoWriMo Crowd and Other First Drafters" by Lori DeBoer.
Registration is now open for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Retreat
Last week I posted about the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Retreat scheduled for March 16-21 in Golden, Colorado. My post is HERE.
Registration is now open to the first 30 people to sign up. You do not have to be a member of RMFW, so if this awesome opportunity sounds like something you'd like to do, head on over to the RMFW website to REGISTER.
Remember, there are only 30 spaces available. You don't want to end up on a waiting list now, do you? Of course not!