Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just The Right Words

I am totally live blogging right now. I've never done this before, but I'm in love with it already.

At this very moment I'm sitting in my very favorite coffee shop. I've already spent many hours at this table, and I'm sure there will be many more. It's got the perfect atmosphere for writing a novel.

People come and they go. I can look out the window to the road across the street and see people that I recognize. The majority of the people sitting around me are people I've seen here before. Their faces familiar from days past.

I really should be writing right now. After all, it's the first day of NaNo and even though I've already got the suggested word count for the day, that's never enough for me. I know I can reach above and beyond that. I'm going for 5,000 before the day is done.

I start working at a new job tomorrow and while I'm totally excited about it, I'm also a bit nervous. Okay, a lot nervous. This is my first "real" job. What if I mess up? I guess that's the same question everyone has when they step out and do new things. I'm no different from those who have succeeded. Why shouldn't I? This quote keeps running through my head.
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." -Walt Disney
I don't think I'm exactly curious, but it makes me feel better anyway. Maybe because Walt Disney has just always been awesome, and you know if he was sitting next to me right now he would have just the right words to say.


  1. Awesome that you already reached today's word count! I am having a bit of trouble... perhaps because I don't actually know what is going to happen in this book and I am making up my own genre. (It is really hard to find anyone else writing steampunk King Arthur style, probably because I made it up.)

    Any ideas for a steampunk medieval adventure novel?

  2. Great "live" post, Georgianna! I SO wish I could be sitting in a coffee shop right now...but I had to work today. Incidentally it is MY first "real" job. I've been there for a month and let me tell you--every day is a learning experience. You'll do great--at NANO and your new job!

  3. Good luck, Georgianna! You'll do great tomorrow!! :-D

    Love in Christ,

  4. Congratulations on getting 5k on the first day, if you were able to do that! Keep that up and you'd be done in... 10 days. *mischievous grin*

    I'm happily content with writing at my own pace this month. Since I'm not doing Nano, I feel like I can push and do as much as I can every day, and not really worry about the word count.

    What kind of new job do you have? I hope you'll share more about that in a later post!