I was not ready for National Novel Writing Month.

There I’ve said it.

I won the first word sprint!

I was not ready for NaNoWriMo in the way the makes the most sense. Yes, I pre-plotted my novel to be. Yes, I’ve done a bit of characterization.

But this, my friends, is a marathon not a sprint and I’m horrible at marathons. Which makes no sense since I’m a novelist but whatever.

Tonight I joined my NaNo municipality in our first ever Kick Off Party, which really means we write but with food.

It was great meeting everyone and to kinda compare notes (and computers). We did word sprints, which really meant we raced against the clock.

This was where I got more of my word count for the day. Racing against the clock and focusing on what I’m writing not only cleared my head but also allowed my fingers to fly across the keyboards. By the end of the night, I wrote an additional two scenes, 1,600 or so words.

My fellow local WriMos

In total, I wrote 2,506 words which means I’m well on my way to my second day goal of over 3,000.

But now I’m exhausted and it’s only the first day. While I had lots of decisions already decided before Nov. 1, I think the most important thing I should have focused on is getting my stamina up. This kinda of worries me. How am I supposed to make it 29 more days?

So how was your first day of NaNoWriMo so far?  How many words did you get done?