12.04.10

NaNoWriMo 2010 Check-in #4

Posted in Writing at 7:18 pm by Amber

NaNoWriMo 2010 Winner

I’ll not keep you in suspense and let you know I won. ūüôā¬†

I have a short attention span when it comes to just sitting down and writing.  My mind wanders.  But put me in a room with other people writing and the words usually flow. 

This last week I had the good fortune to attend a write-in at The Mustard Seed Retreat.¬† Pam, the owner, was hosting a write-in for all area writers.¬† For some reason, I¬†thought we were writing in the barn and I couldn’t figure out how to get in – all the barn entrances were locked!¬† The write-in was actually inside the farmhouse.¬† When I saw the outside cats I was worried my allergies were going to get the better of me.¬† Fortunately, they are outdoor cats and not allowed inside.¬† It was a productive writing¬†day for me.¬† I must confess seeing all of those writing books in the classroom area made me want to start reading each one but I didn’t.¬† My focus was on writing.¬† I knocked out 6594 words that day.

On Friday and Tuesday I was able to attend other write-ins.¬† Each one helped me cross the finish line.¬† My husband let me borrow his laptop and frankly, it convinced me I need to be good to myself and buy last year’s reward.¬† I’ve picked out a Dell and a HP and will likely order it in the next week.¬† Thanks to the Tuesday write-in I had my largest word count day.¬† Ever.¬† 12451 half of this was written during the four hours there.

I crossed the finish line on Tuesday with 8 minutes to spare.  My final word count was 50160.

How was your writing week?

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  1. bermudaonion (Kathy) said,

    December 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Congratulations!

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