Slow and steady start...
Anyone else out there doing it? Lets encourage and help each other.
I'm going to try and write a bit every day, instead of my usual forgetting the frist 3-4 days that its actually happening, then panicking, then writing in spurts..
I've got one of those fantastic daily word count/tracker thingies that Erik Benson created way back in 2004, and which thousands of NaNoers have used every year since. It adds up your total, encourages you to rate morale, tells you after each day what date you'd finish if you produced that amount of words each day, does a graph...its incredible.
If you're reading this, and want to use it, follow this url, download and update it (most recent one is 2011) its an excel worksheet format: http://www.book-in-a-week.com/NanoReportCard.xls
(2007 version. you can update the date column easily)
You can keep updating the year, and if you want a word count other than 50000 as your writing goal, do a CTRL+H to replace 50000 with whatever word count you want.
To find most recent one, google 'erik benson nanowrimo report card excel spreadsheet', or variations thereon, as other have kept updating it.
Another great spreadsheet wordcunt producer is here: http://svenjaliv.com/spreadsheets-for-2014/
beautifully illustrated steampunk, pirate, fanatsy etc versions
Other writing tools, look here on Stephanie A Cain's site:http://www.stephaniecainonline.com/master-post-of-my-favorite-nanowrimo-tools/
And here, on Tracy Lucas' site:http://www.tracylucas.net/13-free-writing-tools-meter-tracker-word-counter-widget/606
So, are you ready? Lets Write!!!!