NaNoWriMo 2012 has begun!
After hubby and the kids left for school I finished the daily Code Cracker in the newspaper, swilled back my first cuppa for the day, went for a brisk half hour walk, then plonked myself in front of the computer.
I had been both excited and terrified of this moment. I really wanted to get into the story, yet wondered if any words would form. You see I'm doing a complete rewrite of my first novel, Blackbird, which has languished for almost a year, waiting for just the right time for me to rewrite it. And in the back of my mind I knew that if I couldn't get it right this time, then it would be permanently consigned to some dark and dusty bottom drawer. That in itself would be a waste, but I have a draft copy of Blackbird's sequel - my 2010 NaNo project - which would also be wasted if Blackbird never saw the light of day.
So, how did my day go?
The first bit of good news is that I clocked up 2401 words in a couple of hours. The second bit of news is that I'm really liking what came out. Sure it's first draft material and will need plenty of editing, but it just feels right.
Here's hoping for many more great days this month.