When I started my NaNoWriMo project, I had mixed feelings. While I listened and nodded when the other GuelphWriMos spoke of 5K-word spurts and pulling all-nighters to achieve the ultimate goal of 50K words, I decided to be more realistic.
A linear pantser, I preferred to write sporadically, at most 1K words a day. My highest monthly count was 20K words.
Could I possibly make the leap from 20K words to 50K words and produce a “reasonable” first draft of A Different Kind of Reunion? And would I be able to write without stopping to edit the “hot mess” that would inevitably appear before me each day?
Just in case..I set my own private “hair” goals, a habit I had acquired after reading an inspirational column in The Globe and Mail.
Pixie Cut Goal — 30K words
Pageboy Goal — 40K words
Big Hairy Audacious Goal – 50K Words
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