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NaNoWriMo: A Fast Start

At the end of day one, I was almost a day ahead!
At the end of Day One, I was almost a day ahead!

This is typical of me: I post some big numbers in the early days. Then I’ll settle down to good numbers with a few big days here and there. Big numbers in the early days are excellent because they insulate you against bad days later on. I’m not unusual in posting big numbers at the beginning. Some people start even faster than I do! It’s easier to post big numbers at the beginning because there’s this story in your head that’s just been waiting to get out. It’s also not uncommon to post big numbers near the end because the goal is so close that you’re highly motivated to push for it.

Now I just need to settle down and write thousands of words today. And the day after that, and the day after…

I’ hope your writing is also going well! 😀




Ainy Rainwater has been writing and publishing short stories, essays, and novels in various genres for about 30 years. She lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, tea, baking and other kitchen improvisations, daydreaming, and wasting time online. Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other bookstores. She is presently working on a chick lit fantasy series as well as a number of side projects, including a sequel to If Wishes Were Spaceships, a science fiction novel published in March 2016. Her most recent fiction and works in progress are regularly posted to her subscribers on Patreon. She is also known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. "Everest Sunrise" was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. Gymshoes albums are available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. For more about Gymshoes music, please see, which has liner notes, links to social media, streaming music, and much more. You can find the author on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter. She occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects: and posts short miscellaneous things on The Mighty Microblog: A Truant Disposition, is Ainy Rainwater's official author site.

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