Happy Birthday, Bro! (Plus a NaNoWriMo Update)

Today has the distinction of being my brother’s birthday, so I’d like to start off my post by wishing him a very happy birthday.

I am so very lucky to have him as my brother. And not just because he’s, like, super good at pinpointing problems with my WIPs. But he is. Like, just, crazy good at it. Which I’m sure delights him to no end. So I just hope he knows how much I appreciate it. And him.

Happy Birthday to the very best brother for which a girl could ask!!

I hope it’s a good one.

All right, so we’re now into the second week of NaNoWriMo. I admit, I was more than a little distracted last week, and my productivity may have suffered because of it, but I am at least keeping par every day. Somedays, I am just barely getting over that 1,667-word mark with, like thirty seconds to spare in the day, but I am getting there.

The overall word count, however, continues to be…well, shocking, frankly. As of the moment I wrote this sentence, my word count is sitting at…

Which puts me days ahead.

Yeah. I don’t get it, either. I mean…there’s no reason why it should be that high. I can’t stress that enough. There is NO reason. At all.

Once again, I have written a romance novel with no actual romance in it and, really, no real hope for a romance.

I’m not sure what the plan is, but I guess as long as I keep thinking of words, I’ll keep writing them down? And when I do eventually run into that wall (and it’s coming. I mean, it just has to be), I’ll worry about it then?

And on that note, I’m outta here.

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, I hope the words are flowing for you.

Stay safe and well, everyone!

9 Commentsto Happy Birthday, Bro! (Plus a NaNoWriMo Update)

  1. Kate says:

    That’s a fantastic word count! Just keep going. And if there’s no romance, so be it. It can be a different kind of book.

  2. J E Oneil says:

    Yay for you! Great work, MJ. I guess you can edit in the romance later XD.

  3. Liz A. says:

    Don’t jinx it! If you keep getting the words down, you’ll be fine. Putting in the romance is for the editing phase anyway, right?

    • M.J. Fifield says:

      It worked that way for the last one, too. I shouldn’t be too surprised that history is repeating itself.

  4. Happy birthday to your bro.
    You got NaNo in the bag.

    • M.J. Fifield says:

      Maybe…but there’s still plenty of time for me to trip over my own feet (metaphorically, I mean. Although, maybe literally, too.)

  5. Chrys Fey says:

    Happy (belated) Birthday to your bro!

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