04 November 2011

NaNoWriMo day four: bruised but confident

I'm on day four of NaNoWriMo, and I'm proud to report that my word count passed the 10,000 mark this afternoon. 10,000 words! In four days!! I'm not wildly proud of what I've written so far, but I'm focusing on quantity over quality. This is my first time, after all.

So how did I do it (so far)? I think I may have found the magic formula for success in NaNoWriMo. Ready? Here goes:

The day before the writing frenzy started, I did something incredibly stupid. When I fell on the stairs at work on Monday, I managed to sprain my right ankle AND my left big toe. Five hours of excruciating pain later, I realized the damage must be somewhat significant. Just to make sure I didn't overdo it, I visited the ER, where I discovered that I didn't break any bones.

When I finally got home, I realized that I would not be able to leave the house for at least a week. I would need to hobble around my apartment and rely on the kindness of others (particularly hubby, in my case) to do all errand running and grocery shopping.

With nothing else to do, I started writing. The result? My word count quickly soared.

Let's see how I fare once I can walk down the street again.


  1. Ah, that explains the 10,000 words. I wouldn't trade my uninjured ankles for your wordcount, however.

  2. Yeah, the explanation was a little longer than Twitter could handle. I'm just choosing to look on the bright side. :)