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NaNoWriMo Day 19

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Started on my next first draft and let’s just say it hasn’t been smooth sailing. I guess I expended all my binge writing capital in the first half of the month. I’m not complaining. I just hate when I feel super excited about a new project or idea but my brain and body just won’t talk to each other to make my dream a reality. Not to mention, my family is more demanding of my time after being basically ignored so far this month. Today was mildly productive but I didn’t get anywhere near the almost 5k words a day I need to finish another 50K by the end of this month. I look forward to future write-ins this week to help me get back on track and knocking out those word count goals once again.

Total Words By End of Day

4,107

NaNoWriMo Week 3 Wrap Up

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Thanksgiving is coming up fast and NaNoWriMo is officially in its second half! I had a swell time busting out the first draft of Ferocious and I can’t wait for the editing period to start. I like to take at least a week break from my first draft to clear my head and get a real fresh look at my draft for editing. Although it’s tempting to start on it right away and make a push for a New Year release. I know that for the sake of my readers I need to take this seriously and put forward my best work. Even if it takes longer than my excitement deems necessary. With that being said, Ferocious is the first book in a new series so I have plenty of storylines left to keep me churning out words for the rest of NaNoWriMo and beyond. Will I make it to another 50K in the next half of the month? Keep checking in to find out!

NaNoWriMo Day 17

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I’m sure you have seen my enthusiastic posts across all of my social media. I have reached the 50K word count goal. I have also buckled down and finished the first draft of the novel I’d chosen to complete this November. That doesn’t mean I am done writing! Since I was able to get so much done and accomplish the first draft in just 16 days I figured I’d go for broke and double the fun. So starting Day 17 I will start the next novel in the series I’d planned. Wish me luck as I attempt to complete another 50K word first draft in the last weeks of NaNoWriMo!

NaNoWriMo Day 15

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I’m getting a little sloppy in my writing habit. While I am still sitting down to write every day, I feel safe in saying my binge mode is on hiatus. I managed to get a couple hundred words out before my brain decided to call it quits today. I’ll probably need to go back and tweak my outline to get my mind back on track to finish these last couple thousand words. Either way, I have plenty of time to reach the 50K goal for the month.  Anyone else hitting a mid-WriMo slump?

Total Word Count by End of Day

46,934

NaNoWriMo Day 10

Not So Long Haul

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It’s Day 10 of NaNoWriMo and I spent the entire day on my behind in front of my computer. Only taking breaks for basic self-care and a thirty-minute dance party with my minions. All my hard work resulted in a massive 7k+ word gain! I’m surprising even myself with how many gains I’ve gotten over the last ten days. Then again my minions have missed me terribly as I’ve squirreled myself away to accomplish the undertaking.

Total Words By End of Day

41,659

NaNoWriMo Day 8

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Eight days in and I’m a little burnt out. I’ve put up some good numbers so far so I can afford to take a little break. Despite today being Distraction Free Day it was anything but for me. I did manage to find a little time to add 700 more words to my novel. Any progress is better than none!

Total Words By End of Day

25, 974

NaNoWriMo Day 7

Lucky Number Seven!

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It’s officially been a week of NaNoWriMo! I hit a bit of a snag the last two days but today was lucky number 7! I got my mojo back and while I didn’t have as many hours to put towards writing, that didn’t stop me from sailing right to the halfway mark of my NaNoWriMo journey with 4,517 new words under my belt. Shout out to Shut Up & Write! Tri-Cities for hosting my burst of word genius!

Total Word Count by End of Day

25,274

NaNoWriMo Day6

In The Weeds

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I came in expecting to race through my sprints and instead only did a short jog halfway up the block. Rounded out my day with A Local Write-In and finally got some mojo back. I didn’t meet my 2k word goal today, but I still managed to eek my way past 20k total for my NaNo Novel.

Total Words by End of Day

20,757

NaNoWriMo Day 5

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Five Days in and I’m feeling the burn. I started out sprinting even knowing this was a long distance race. I already knew that I wasn’t going to be able to keep such fantastic numbers every day so I set my goal just over the daily average to complete 50k in 30 Days (1,667). I managed to barely eek by my goal but still a solid word count of 1,930 words. Which put me falling just short of my 20k total word count goal for the first stretch. Definitely needed and appreciated that NaNo Pep Talk from Andy Weir today!

Total Words by End of Day

19,626

NaNo Week 1 Recap

“You came in like a wrecking ball!!!!!” – Miley Cyrus

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Okay so technically it hasn’t been a full week of NaNoWriMawesomness, but it is the end of a week that included four whole days of Writegasmic adventures!

NaNoWriMo Eve/Day 1

I kicked off NaNoWriMo with a midnight write-in, hosted by the local Shut Up & Write Chapter. I got a good head start hitting just under 2k words by the end of the hour-long word sprint. My takeaway from that experience was generally positive but BEWARE DENNY’S COFFEE AFTER 11:30pm! I was so sick the next day(technically the same day) I got a late start on my writing and also missed out the official NaNoWriMo Launch Party hosted by NaNoWriMo Tri-Cities. *insert worlds tiniest violin* I still managed to push myself over the 2k word count and make some last minute changes to my outlined plot because who doesn’t.

Day 2

I was able to get some good writing time in although I missed yet another official NaNo write-in. *cue crocodile tears* I really need to write them in a calendar or something. That way I won’t keep missing out on all the fun. By the end of day two, I’d reached about 5k words so at that point I was pretty consistent with meeting and exceeding the recommended 1667 words a day to meet the ultimate 50k Goal at the end of the month.

Day 3

Thrown for a loop! Woke up to an email announcing NaNoWriMo Double Up Day. Doubling my word count in one day! Heck yes! I was so ready. 10k word goal here I come! I put on some comfy clothes (clothes is kind of a stretch but roll with it) bust out my laptop and fixed myself some coffee while it booted up. Yes, I said wait and booted up! I’m old, so is my laptop. Which leads me to the first travesty of the day. It wouldn’t open any of my writing programs. The internet opened just fine but Word, Scrivener, OneNote, Notepad, all a bunch of NADA! *throws up an angry fist* Thankfully, my wonderfully supportive partner was able to fix it for me in less than an hour and I was ready to work. I kicked it into high gear, set a timer for a two-hour words sprint (more of a reminder to eat lunch) and set to work. I made reaching 10K look leisurely, Mission Accomplished by 7pm.

Day 4

What a slog! I spent my entire morning eeking out every last word in my body only to be disappointed that I wasn’t that much closer to my goal for the day. Thankfully after a quick break to refuel I was back in action. Even finished up my writing goal well before my usual 7pm deadline.

*sidenote new laptop suggestions are welcome, not sure how much longer old faithful is going to keep up with my furious writing.

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