NaNoWriMo 2014: Making progress

By Katharine Swan On Friday, November 07, 2014 At 8:25 PM

After several days of not working much on my NaNoWriMo project, I finally made some progress.  I wrote a little over a thousand words on Tuesday, and another thousand or so yesterday.  My progress both days occurred largely at and after write-ins, of course.

Tonight is another write-in, and the one I organize.  It's not the most productive one, though.  It's a really social event where I'm unlikely to get a whole lot done.  Perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised, though.

One of my NaNo friends suggested that I ought to be multiplying all my words by a factor of 5, simply because nonfiction is so much harder to write -- and involves so much more preparation and research -- than a novel.  I'm not sure right now that I quite agree, but I'm certainly considering counting the time I'm spending on research, outlining, and preparation.

Regardless, I'm pretty pleased with my progress the last few days.  I've now finished writing one of the smaller sections of the project, and tonight I'm hoping to make good progress on the next one!


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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