I’m six days into NaNoWriMo and I’ve decided to back down from the original goal of 50,000 words for November. Pushing myself to write 1700 words a day was adding stress to an already over-loaded month.

What I learned:
Focusing on word count forces productivity
Productivity is not creativity
Character creation and development drive my writing process
Location, location, location
I prefer to start with a hand-written draft
Write the scene first, then research the details
I like to use weather as a catalyst for action

I’m grateful for my progress and I’m glad I participated, but I must refocus on my original November goal of launching “White Hell.”

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