Day 12 – National Novel Writing Month

I have officially crossed the half way mark for the word count! I have written over 25,000 words!

Today was a bit different for writing. Normally I would go to my room, in my comfort zone, and write, having everything flow (okay some days don’t go as smoothly but I get into the right mindset and that makes things go a bit better). Today I had to write downstairs in the kitchen. I was the only one home and I had to be on the main floor in order to watch the dogs (one of ours has decided to irritate bites and we have to stop him from licking). It put me out of my element at first and I was constantly interrupted, losing my train of thought, and having to take a quick look to find out what I was trying to do next. I managed to get it done, and I finished up back in my room, but it still felt odd and I didn’t like it.

Either way, another short chapter down, and I’m on my way to finishing the rough draft of my manuscript! I only have three chapters left to write and they will be longer given what needs to be done. All good news though.

Also, I got my National Novel Writing Month shirt in the mail today. It’s nice and fits me comfortably. It may become the shirt I wear when I write for the rest of the month, but I’m not sure since I did the first 11 days without it.

Hope everyone is making good progress and reaching those word count goals!


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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