November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Basically, it's a time when everyone repressed bedroom writer can de-closet themselves and declare: I am a novelist.
The default goal is to write 50,000 words in one month. With 30 days, that's 1,667 words per day: An achievable, but not necessarily easy goal for someone who works full time, has family duties and generally likes to procrastinate.
So, as this post's headline indicates, with six days gone I'm only at a little more than 3,000 words — all of which were written yesterday. I should be at 10,000 by now, so I've got some catching up to do.
And for the record, I'm not actually trying to write a novel this month. Rather, my goal is to write 50,000 words on things I've already started, hopefully finishing them. While I only have a few thousand words down so far, I actually feel quite good about what I've done. I finished two chapters of a middle-grade story I've been working on for about a year or so, and only have a few more chapters to go (roughly, say, 7-8,000 more words.)
Here's to prolificity.