Sunday, February 1, 2009

February, here I come!

I didn't make the 50K goal, but it sounds like I'm in good company and we're all going to make our goals for February, right?

I always thought November was a horrible month for NaNo--at least from a woman/mom/hostess/doer-of-everything-for-the-upcoming-holidays point of view. And I thought January would be better. Of course, if I'd been able to clear the decks better of all other distractions (work, upcoming contests, etc.) I may have made it. But no excuses. I averaged about 1000 words a day overall for the month on my wip--Suicide Watch--and I'm going to be darned pleased with that!

But I'm going to do better in February.

Still have one more busy week for all the beginning of the month column deadlines, but then I have smooth sailing (I hope--except for need to do tax stuff, of course. Ugh!). Since I made 1000 words pretty regularly last month, I'm going to hope to go over 1K each day since that's the goal for this month.

That's my plan, anyway.

And not to derail anyone else from Feb goals, but does everyone who reads romance know that Harlequin is giving away downloadable books right now at their website? You can download into several formats--I just had everything sent as PDF, but there are several ebook format for anyone with readers. The link is You can download 1 book, or all free 16!



Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Enjoy the reading AND your writing, Joanie - and I am so with you on the timing of Nano. I SO prefer Jano!

Marianne Arkins said...

Chris Baty's theory for using November is that busy people accomplish more. In a way, I think he's right...regardless, it obviously didn't work for me this year, either!

1000 words is reasonable (it's my goal, too).

And YES, I saw the Harlequin offer. I'll be downloading them this week :-)

Ceri Hebert said...

I easily did my 500 words yesterday. Maybe I set my goal too low. But I'm not going to raise it. That way I'll feel really good about myself when I go over it.
Of course when I start my editing it won't be as easy as it was when I wasn't editing.

Saw the offer. I'm going to check it out.