My favorite part of social media is the opportunity to meet new people and learn new things. It just so happens that in tonight’s #NaNoWriMo Twitter feed, I met author, Brittany Severn, who invited anyone who would like to join her in live blogging for NaNoWriMo. The goal of live blogging is to support one another in writing by documenting your journey towards reaching that day’s word count goal. Since I’m into Life Experiments and team efforts, why not? Sounds like fun!
**Fellow NaNoWriMo participants, feel free to join!**
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been wanting to write a book about my first year in China called Heart Language for the past 5 years. For whatever reason, I have not been able to consistently work on it, much less finish it. For the past 19 days, I have been writing non-stop. I only took 1 day off. I leave Friday to fulfill my longterm dream by starting my round-the-world adventure. It’s time for me to finally finish the book and share it with the world.
I have 7,191 words to go to reach my NaNoWriMo goal of 50K by Thanksgiving.
Today’s goal: 2,500 words
11:25PM: Debating on whether or not I should turn off Star Trek: First Contact. I do love Star Trek, but I have seen this movie multiple times. Time to turn off the TV and get down to business. (<—– nerd alert, I know)
11:56PM: Just finished writing this post. Dotting my i’s before I hit “publish” and start working on the book.
12:02AM: Another log on the fire.
12:15AM: i’s dotted. Time to post!
12:50AM: Several social networking posts later, I’m off Facebook. And soon to be off Twitter. Will rejoin the writing world shortly…
0 / 2,500 Words
1:29AM: Logged off all social networking distractions. Phone died. Got a snack. Put more logs on the fire. Just started my Heart Language playlist. Time to write!
0/2,500 Words (but not for long)
3:27AM: Skype break.
4:23AM: Resumed writing. Highly recommend the Benjamin Button soundtrack by Alexadre Desplat.
4:50AM: Reached my goal, but I’m not finished with this chapter, so I’m going to keep writing.
5:15AM: Still not done with this chapter, but I will be fresher tomorrow. Sleep time!