NaNoWriMo Begins

It’s been seven days now, and I…was on track for the first day, and after that I did a few hundred words.

My project this November is a sequel to a book I wrote three years ago for NaNoWriMo. I’m calling it Respawned: Double Oops. (Working titles are hard, okay?) Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Begins”

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Finale

This one really came down to the wire, which is new for me. Not the most fun thing ever, if I’m being honest.

It’s been an interesting week, schedule-wise. I started Monday being one day ahead of the target word count. Monday was my mom’s birthday so between work and getting ready for that and then actually enjoying the party, not a whole lot of words. (Also the first two parts of the Arrowverse crossover, if I’m being totally honest. And I can’t even regret it because by that point I needed the chance to chill.) I basically lost a day here.

Tuesday was pretty normal, but normal includes work and some laundry and more work and then dance which is fun but does take time. So that made things difficult but I managed to do a little more than the 1667 it takes to meet the daily goal and actually made it partway through Wednesday’s.

Then Wednesday. Wednesday was a longer than normal workday, and since I’m a babysitter I can’t exactly say “no, I’m taking the time off to write.” (Well, I could but it would make things hard for the families and I really don’t want to do that.) Even so, I came within 1500 words of the end goal.

And finally, Thursday. Another long day, and at this point I am also tired. (Not nearly as tired as some of the kids I babysit for, but that’s what happens when they get up in the middle of the night.) More babysitting, and this time it also involves driving, which is a blessing and a curse. Curse because I’m all over the place and half the locations I’ve never even been there so I’m relying entirely on my GPS. Blessing, because this kid had a cello lesson and a dentist appointment and that last is where I managed to reach 50,000 words. (At least, according to Scrivener’s word count, which is a bit more generous than the validating tool on Nanowrimo.org so I still had a few words to go but let me have this!)

After that it was a simple matter to wrap up once I made it home, and all in time to watch The Orville, which was my reward for finishing. If I hadn’t, my mom had my full permission to spoil the whole thing for me. Thank goodness I made it, because I hate spoilers.

(No tallies for this one, because I don’t feel like doing math. But I won!)

NaNoWriMo 2017: Week Four

Thanksgiving! Lots to be grateful for. Like

  • A lessened work week
  • Dumplings that take only nine minutes to cook
  • Tap class
  • Monopoly
  • Tortillas
  • Reaching 40,000 words
  • My family
  • Tons of yummy food

And all other kinds of stuff. Like finally having time to write!

Tallies:

Day 18: 808 words

Day 19: 3569 words

Day 20: 107 words

Day 21: 104 words

Day 22: 2195 words

Day 23: 411 words

Day 24 (still in progress): 3208 words

(Okay, so if anyone’s added up my words so far, you’ll know I haven’t quite made it to 40k yet, but I’m confident I will by the end of today because I am on a roll! Therefore, I am grateful for it)

NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 2

Had the hardest time working on the beginning. It’s just so slow!

Also I had no time to write on Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday I stayed afloat, but Thursday and Friday are the fun ones because I don’t have anything going on! Yay for days off!

The good thing about the slow beginning is that it’s going to be so easy to cut stuff in this section when it comes time to edit. There’s so much useless information. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 2”

NaNoWriMo 2017

It’s November, which means I’m pretty much entirely focused on NaNoWriMo. If you are reading this and don’t care, just tune out until about the second week of December, because this sucker is officially consuming my brain. Seriously. Not literally, but in the sense that I’m already exhausted. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2017”