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NaNoWriMo, Day Seven … on track at 12,600


I broke 12,500 words today! GO ME! That means I’m right on track with where I should be for the end of Week One … not as far ahead as I’d like to be, but given what this first week of NaNo has been like, I’m amazed I’m doing this well.

Last week’s challenge was getting my grades in on time. This week I’ve been helping out, as I do each year, with Sharathon, the annual on-air fundraiser, at VOAR. After work I’ve been running into VOAR to do an hour or so on the air … I really enjoy the fun and energy of those few days. So I have my head full of totals, little thermometers that need to be filled. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could make $25,000 tonight … I need to hit 15,000 words tonight…”

Of course, the big difference is that with NaNo, making the word limit is entirely up to ME and my own best effort. With Sharathon all I can do is go on-air, make my best appeal, and sit back and wait for others — the listeners — to call in and donate. The outcome is out of my hands.

Being the control freak you know me to be … which do you think is easier for me?


4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo, Day Seven … on track at 12,600

  1. “Go Trudy, go! go Trudy, go”

    That’s me being a perky cheerleader for you, without the cute little skirt and sweater number!

    Seriously, I think it is amazing that you’re doing this again.

    Good luck.
    Catherine T.

  2. What time is after work? I’ll listen in if it is while I am at work (until 5:15 pm NY time)

  3. Hmm … I probably won’t be there today until later this evening because I have a sick kid I have to go home with after school. Too bad as I would love to have you tune in and hear me on the radio!

  4. You’re doing so great, Trudy!
    And your excerpt is nothing short of enthralling.

    Go Go Go!

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