NaNoWriMo 2012 Check-Up: How’s your novel coming along?

I have been writing stories and poems since I was 13 years old and created my first character sitting on the floor of a van, coming home from camp.  However, I never even knew National Novel Writing Month (@NaNoWriMo on Twitter) existed until last year when Kristen D. participated in it. This year, I swore I would participate, too.

As I am writing this, my word count stands at 46,390.  I have written 170 pages and 11 chapters. I’ve started talking in a West Texas accent. I can’t stop yawning. My cat thinks I don’t love her anymore and I think I’m getting sick. Not to mention that if anyone decided to go through my Internet history, they would think I have an unhealthy preoccupation with hunting, game wardens and feed mills, (which I guess is better than when I was researching army ranks and sniper weapons systems), but I digress.

I have 3,610 words to go, and if I can stay awake, I just may make it to 50,000 and succeed in my first NaNoWriMo challenge. 

Cross your fingers for me, and good luck to all you budding novelists who are participating in NaNoWriMo.

So did you participate this year? If so, where does your novel stand?

Julie is Production Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
You may follow her on Twitter at @auntjewey.

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