I’ve achieved 10000 words in my novel…

Suddenly 50,000 seems like an unbelievable number – over one hundred pages of solid text written over the course of one month –  no exceptions. Why did I sign up for this again?

The NaNoWriMo challenge would have seemed impossible to me if I hadn’t read its purpose, to force “yourself to write so intensely… [so as to give yourself] permission to make mistakes. To build without tearing down.” If it were a requirement of 1667 well-thought out, perfected entries per day, then perhaps with my current schedule it would be. However, I can certainly write 1667 imperfect, still rough and needing polished entries each day, and I pray that I will so that I may grow as a writer.

Today I wrote about 800 words on my current novel – that took me about 45 minutes of brainstorming, revising, and research to do that much, however I believe NaNoWriMo will be much easier. It’s a clean slate, with all sorts of possibilities for a story, I already have an idea coming to me…


About Zechariah Barrett

Greetings! Jambo! Hola ! 你好 ! Bonjour ! Hallo ! Привет ! Buongiorno ! こんにちは ! Thanks for checking out my profile. I'm Zechariah, an author, photographer, graphics designer, language learner, techie... I'll stop there for now. One more thing. I'm also a Christian. Depending on your life experience, that may mean different things to you. I want to assure you, however, that I don't subscribe to all the prevailing views. I don't subscribe to hate. I don't engage in party politics. I both care about a robust economy as well as the environment and social issues. I want to truly live my life by the Spirit of Christ, and that entails loving others and caring for this world. That's how I'm different. I'm not here to cast judgmental glances or make you feel like trash. My heart is to help others, and I hope that shows in all that I do. I also want to have a discussion. Not a debate, not an argument. I want to engage with my readers and viewers regardless of our differences, and then start a conversation. Let's make this world a better place. Together.

Posted on 10/12/2011, in Post-A-Day {2011} and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow! That is impressive 🙂


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