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NaNoWriMo: 1st Update

So, like I mentioned in a previous post, I am Wrimo-ing this November. And I am already behind on my word count at 4413 words. I have no clue if I will be able to catch up.

When I started, I had just a synopsis and no plot or character sketch. Even now, I hardly have the outline of a plot. I am writing on the go. Each day I have a different inspiration and I let my imagination run with that. The writing style isn’t mind-blowing. There is no coherence among the chapters and I feel like editing as soon as I start reading the half-baked manuscript-in-formation.

On the positive side, I am writing everyday. Even if I am tired after office, cooking chappatis and cleaning up after I eat, I still take some time before sleeping to put in a few words to the Word Document on my laptop that is named as The Delayed Adulthood. I like the graph they have at the NaNo website, which marks my progress and shows how much I am behind on the Word Count. Nice also is the little tool that tells me by when I will finish the novel if I wrote at this pace. When I started writing today, my novel was apparently going to be finished on Jan 19, 2016. I ended with the date December 27, 2015. I’ll tell you a little secret: I was adding words to the novel and continuously updating the W.C. on the NaNo site today, to see how I could improve my completion date status! My silly little game! LOL.

How about your fellow Wrimos? Five days are almost up – how are things shaping up for you? Are you enjoying the challenge of sitting sown to write everyday? Or is not hitting the word count stressing you out. Feel free to share with me in the Comments below (if indeed you have the time to read this and not write your novel, in which case, I send you a scornful glare. Go Write That Novel Now!). Meanwhile, dear NaBloPoMo-ers – do not think this conversation is just about the Wrimos. I know you all are also working very hard to write a post on your blog everyday. I salute your determination. Write On!

P.S: I would like to apologize to all my fellow bloggers for not being regular on the Reader. It’s just that the college-exam type pattern is still continuing in office as I am still in training, and we have to appear for tests for entirely new topics every week – so the learning curve is pretty steep. Hopefully, post-training, when I get a project and life becomes more stable and systematic, I’ll be able to put things in place again.