Saturday, November 1, 2008

Words and Pages = NaNoWriMo

And the race is on! NaNoWriMo, 2008!
I wanted to stay up until midnight last night and start my book. I felt anxious, knowing today would be a busy one, and somewhat stressful. I hated getting a late start with the writing but all went well. My detailed outline paid off. I sat down at six o'clock, and turned out 3,041 words by 9:30. They came so easily I had to wonder why I don't force myself to do this on a daily basis. After all, that's what professional writers do--they write.
Professional writer?
I still have a hard time thinking of myself as a professional writer. One book, numerous articles, even a few poems published, even an agent! and I still don't feel like the professional. What's it gonna take?

Maybe I need to go to the dictionary and read what professional really means.


Mindy Blanchard said...

Congratulations, New President of BWG. I look forward to working with you and our wonderful new team for 2009!

Thank being said. 3,041 OMGOODNESS! You are cracking it out, my friend. Good Job!

YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL WRITER! You don't need Webster to tell you because Mindy B just did! And what I say is very important!true! I know what I'm saying. I'm a professional proscrastinator! See. I know the meaning.


Winona said...

Good grief, Jess. You can pour out the words. Mindy typed so fast when we went to Starbucks I was fearful for her computer. You must be like Speed Racer on Speed.

I'm trudging through the Nano words. Guess I do need a little bit of an outline. I did finish that one chapter that has been driving me to the edge of insanity.

You are a professional. Because Mindy and I say so. My goodness, we look up to you for advice and words of wisdom.

Congrats, President Jessica.


Erica Vetsch said...

Congratulations! 3K+ words is terrific! You're well ahead of the game, and all in a few hours.

Congratulations too on being the new BWG President.

Dontcha just love that plot board? It's doing wonders for my page/word output.

Stargazer said...

Congrats! Your word count gives all of us something to shoot for. Now for the "professional" business: I'm going to start calling you Uriah Heep if you don't stop this humble stance. Don't worry, we'll let you know if your head begins to swell. Isn't that what friends are for? (Wow, I've ended TWO sentences with a prep.) So sue me, teach!

christa said...

CONGRATS MADAME PRESIDENT!!! I'm so bummed we flew in and out of LC without any time for us to chat...I HATE THAT!

As for professional. Seriously? You're all over professional.

Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

Yea. You are NaNo'ing. So am I. Let's be friends over there. My username there is cherryemoore. :-)

Hope you are still tootin' along.