NaNoWriMo: One Week In

So, we’re one week into NaNoWriMo 2019, and color me surprised. I’m actually only a little over 500 words behind from being on track for a Nov. 30th finish. I plan to spend most of tomorrow and the weekend on getting ahead before work and school smack me in the face again next week.

The first few days over last weekend went great. I surpassed the daily minimum of 1,667 words easily. Then, real life hit on Monday. Work, school, my car blowing a tire and needing repairs… It became a struggle to claw even a couple hundred words from my tired brain.

All told, though, I’m having quite a bit of fun with the WIP, and I’ve noticed a pattern in how my daily writing sessions go. I start with a severe case of the Don’t-Wannas. I get a few hundred words down over the course of an hour and generally want to give up to binge-watch something, play The Outer Worlds, or read a book. Then, I get The Idea. Inspiration strikes. The story or characters surprise me, and then next hour is a stream of words pouring into the document. That’s when I remember why I do this, why I love writing.

The new NaNo site a bit buggy. There were some issues with the stats of a project not showing correctly. Badges sometimes don’t show up until long after the fact still. After updating my word count seven says in a row, I should have that badge. Ah, well.

How’s the writing going for you? Whether you’re participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo or not, may this month be full of the joy of writing!

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2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: One Week In”

  1. I’m not participating this year, but I am working on a new short story this month. It is not going well. Thanks for the encouragement and may you be filled with the joy of writing as well (and hopefully no more flat tires)!


    1. Thanks, Christa. It’s so frustrating when it’s not going well. Here’s to hoping you have a breakthrough with the short story! Even when it’s not going well, even getting a handful of words, another paragraph, something is progress!


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