Required word count: 11,666
Actual word count: 12,465
The first week of NaNo is hit or miss for me. I either get a lot of steam going and forge ahead to get a lot out of the way, or find myself uninterested after a month of planning and kind of sadly chug along, doing a bit here and there.
Fortunately, this time around, Week 1 was a blazing success!
Energy level: High. I feel good coming out of the first week ahead of the word count, and eager to keep writing.
Enthusiasm for my story: High. I’m still in love with it, and though the thing has happened where I’m getting all these cool ideas for other stories barraging me, I’m still excited about this one.
Outlook on next week: I’m confident I can make it through the usually rough week. I’ve been able to schedule time reliably, and that’s historically been the hardest part for me.
Anything memorable? I have a writing hat. It really, really helps.