Nanwrimo and the Young Writer’s Program, Day 2

The first 53 words

Here is my son’s writing from yesterday – and I don’t know if you can see it, but at the bottom is reads: “hallo Nanowrimo, I love doing this!” How cute!!! 😀

Now, I doubt very much I’ll get in to report on our progress every day, but while I’m able I thought I’d keep you all updated on how my son and I are going.

Today was a slow day for me. I got my word count: 1799 words to be exact, but the writing is still feeling sluggish. DS (Dear Son, for those unsure of what I mean), didn’t want to bother at all – until I reminded him of the awesome t-shirt he’ll be getting at the end, and offered him chocolate as incentive. More specifically, I said that whoever got to their word goal first, would get a row of chocolate. (I should note, that I never bribe my kids with chocolate, so that was a big thing). He won, easily, of course, having only 50 words in comparison to my 1667 word goal. *sigh* next time I will make the challenge harder.

Once he got into it, he wrote his words really quickly, his main character killing of the dragon in record time, and then going home to eat tea and go to bed. I then made hin write another sentence, getting his word count for the day up to 60 words, with a total wordcount of 113. Doing well so far…

My biggest problem I think is that I am still editing as I go – damn inner editor – be gone!! DS got quite worried about proper spelling, stopped now and again to ask me how to spell something. I had the discussion with him about how November is a time for writing, not worrying about spelling and grammar (he may only be 6, but he’s almost better at it than I am lol), and that December is the time to fix all that stuff up.

How’s your writing going?  If you are participating in Nanowrimo – are you reaching your goals?

Don’t forget, I have four copies of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton to give away this month, all you have to do to get your name in the draw is comment on any post! :D (For more info check out this post)

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9 thoughts on “Nanwrimo and the Young Writer’s Program, Day 2

  1. That’s so gorgeous Heather. Your son is putting in a great effort for a six year old!
    My NaNo’s going alright so far. However, I’ve been surfing the net for about an hour; really should have started earlier on the remaining 831 words I need to write in order to reach my word count for today. I’m off to make a dent on the word count now.

    • Thanks Grateful! 🙂 I spent a lot of my time today surfing the net too – it was very important after all to study the eating habits of mermaids lol.

      Good luck with reaching your word count tonight! There’s still time! 😀

  2. Hmm. Like my mother like son? Good luck writing! I feel not yet ready for Nanowrimo, but would try next time 🙂

      • Oh, I wonder what the father might say to that 🙂 anyway, it is good that you influence your son to do that. I am not sure, but will try it next time, I guess 🙂

    • Lol! I’m sure my motivation would increase if I could be guaranteed of chocolate at the end of it… not feeling the motivation today!! :/ Should really turn off wifi so I can’t access the internet – maybe that would help some lol.

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