Merlin’s Beard!

This post doesn’t actually have to do with Merlin’s beard, but I have the phrase stuck in my head from re-watching a bunch of Harry Potter movies. This post is actually a recap of NaNoWriMo Day 1. I began writing promptly at midnight to try and get a bit of buffer in for the first day. I’m already part way through Act 1, and I currently have a clear picture of what I am supposed to be writing, so I managed 2,468 words in the first twenty-four hours. It lands me a pretty decent buffer, and I hope I can sustain good numbers like this.

I am now approximately 75% of the way through Act 1. I had expected to be writing Act 2 by now, but I can’t beat myself up  too much. October was an exceedingly busy month punctuated by my sister’s wedding, a horrible cold that lasted three weeks, a bizarre power outage at my job and the end of my firm’s fiscal year. So, given what I am working with, I am just glad that I am pushing forward and continuing to write. I think NaNoWriMo will really help me get into the habit of writing every day. I won’t be done with my first draft by the end of the month, but I will be the farther into this novel than any previous effort. That will be a victory for me with nothing else.

Now if only my adorable dogs were not a never-ending distraction! It think it’s time for puppy cuddles.

About the Photograph: This is a photo of a rainbow forming at the bottom of Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii taken in August, 2009.

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