Every day a big chunk of my writing time is taken up with research. I knew I was going to be writing about life in 1967, so I could have done some of this before hand, but I didn’t. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the research . It’s really a lot of fun, but it does mean I’m spending more time at my computer than it takes to write 1600 or 1700 words .
Today I looked up the 1967 calendar and cigarettes. Yesterday I researched guns and cars. (Can you tell it’s going to be a murder mystery?) The day before it was mostly maps, names and fashions.
I would recommend NaNoWriMo to anyone who loves writing and wants to give novel-writing a whirl. It’s only one month. And it’s only a couple or three hours a day. It isn’t really a huge commitment. (But then, this IS only Day 4.)