Wow, what a weekend! Did I say I was behind after getting a late start? Yeah, forget about that  🙂

When I finally stopped typing last night around 10 pm, I checked my word count and was at exactly 13,000, meaning that, even if I’d started on November 1, I’d have averaged more than 2,000 words a day. I’m just a hair over 25% toward meeting the 50,000 word goal, and the NaNoWriMo site claims I’ll reach that by November 25 (if I keep up that pace, of course). It’s nice to feel like I have a little breathing room though!

The characters continue to surprise me. Grace, my female protag, is kinda crazy … or at least seriously obsessed. I mean, I knew she was willing to take some drastic steps to achieve her ultimate goal (helping the Cubs to a World Series win – their first in more than a 100 years for all you non-baseball fans out there).

In other writerly news, I got my first official manuscript rejection late last night (seriously, do agents not sleep?) for Almost Like Magic. It was very nicely written, and had some positive things to say … she just didn’t feel like we’d be a good fit. I have an idea now of a few things I need to do to tighten the story, especially the first 50 or so pages. So all-in-all a disappointing, but positive first experience. And hey, now I have something to print and frame when I get famous.

The road to success isn’t easy, after all!


But if you’ve done it right, people think it is.

Happy writing fellow WriMos! Check out the tip from this first-time NaNo writer (me!), appearing on a friend’s blog yesterday.