Saturday, November 6, 2010


Almost the first week has passed and I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it has gone. I haven't done my writing yet today, but last night I finished at 9,203 words. So I'm about 850 words ahead of myself.

I've found the process of writing in chronological order quite good. There have been the odd moments when I wanted to skip ahead, but I persevered. I've found that at least once a day I've paused from writing to check my progress, only to groan at the sheer impossibleness of reaching my goal. Then I would get back into the story and before I knew it, I'd exceeded the word count.

So far, so good.

I'm about to write some really exciting scenes, which should keep me motivated for the next few days.
A very pregnant and incredibly dainty, city lady is going to arrive at the ranch. A blizzard is brewing and nobody is particularly pleased to see her. In fact her presence makes Maddie downright proddy!

I can't wait to get back to it. I just need to make lunch, finish the washing, mark some homeshool work and .....

Here's a picture of a couple of men who could have walked straight off the ranch and a picture of two ladies in the latest city fashions.



  1. Hi Sue, I'm so glad you're enjoying Nano and surprising yourself with how well you're doing. And you're managing to fit in a life too, somehow. :) I liked the little teaser you put up and I had all these scenarios running through my brain - Maddie acting mad, a hoity toity city lady, a cat fight, but I'm sure it's something a little more elegant that that ...

  2. Thank you Joanne,
    I've just written the scene in question - you're scenarios are on the mark - almost.