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Sunday, November 19, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 19

What an amazingly productive day today was in regards to writing. I was able to put in a few hours today of sprints. As usual I took breaks in between my sprints which helped to make the ideas flow more freely.

Even though, I was already ahead of schedule with my word count, since Thanksgiving is this week, I knew it would affect my word count, so I wanted to try to get as ahead of schedule as I could. Also, since this is my first ever NaNo, I wanted to make sure that I attacked it as head on as I could. This past week has been pretty rough between personal things happening and the fact that now that I'm in the middle of the book, it's making it difficult to include relevant info without just filling the book with fluff crap. I've done my best to avoid this but once I get to the editing phase, after NaNo, we'll find out how successful at that I really was. I crushed my 1700 word count goal.

Day 19 count: 5,034 words
Cumulative count: 40,362 words

Saturday, November 18, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 18

I have so many different ways I can take my story at this point that it's difficult to decide which way to go. There are a few important, strategically placed scenes that I know must happen to further along the plot but it's deciding which of the other paths to take my characters on that is starting to slow me down.

I decided to spend most of my "writing time" today, plotting and reassessing my current outline. Hopefully, this will help to make the remaining days of writing way more efficient. Here's hoping.

Day 18 count: 697 words
Cumulative count: 35,328 words

Friday, November 17, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 17

I am extremely tired after only getting about 3 hours of sleep last night. That being said, I had a great night of writing. I'm still not back up to my old numbers but I continue to get closer and closer. I need to keep reminding myself that this is a marathon and not a sprint.(No pun intended)

Day 17 count: 1289 words
Cumulative count: 34,631 words

Thursday, November 16, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 16

Thursday was quite challenging I spent the majority of the day and evening at the hospital with my wife trying to find relief from a 10 day long migraine. They’ve admitted her and hoping they can completely relieve her pain throughout the evening. I was still able to knock out 913 words in between her nap sessions.

Day 16 count: 913 words
Cumulative count: 33,342 words


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 15

Exactly have way through NaNoWriMo and I wrote a whopping 187 words today. I'm not going to stress about it because I spent the majority of the evening helping volunteer at a fundraiser for a friend. Somethings are just way more important than meeting a daily word goal. I'm still on track for completing NaNoWriMo on time, if not early so I will take pride in that and in knowing that I helped out a good friend.

Day 15 count: 187 words
Cumulative count: 32,429 words

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 14

Since I'm so far ahead on my word count for the month, I decided to take things a bit slower today. I still met my personal daily goal of 1700 words but didn't go much higher than that with only 1792 words written. But I'm ok with that. Since I have the luxury of slowing things down a bit, I've decided to take the time to plot the middle a little more than I had planned. I have quite a few dramatic conflicts for the main character to go through, so I wanted to eek those out a bit more before I write them.

I will be honest, I'm a bit upset at myself for taking that one day off from writing. Not that it made me fall too far behind, but now there is a NaNo badge that I cannot possibly acquire this year(without cheating). The 30-day straight writing badge. You get it for writing for 30 days straight, unfortunately, I took that one day off so therefore, I do not qualify. I COULD go into the system and add in a few words for the one day I missed but dishonesty is not my thing. Instead, I will just use that badge to drive me to go all 30 days next year.

Day 14 count: 1792 words
Cumulative count: 32,242

Monday, November 13, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 13

What a great day today was for writing. I had a lot of unexpected inspiration come my way. Between my family, my friends and even some help with word sprints from the WordNerds. With their help encouraging me, I was able to blow past my 1700 word goal and knock out 3,083 words today.

I cannot get over how rewarding this feels, especially when this is the first time I've every participated in NaNoWriMo AND the first time I've ever written a novel. I am officially over 60% of the way to my goal of 50,000 and I could not be happier.

If you've fallen behind, don't panic, there is still plenty of time to catch back up.

Day 13 count: 3,083 words
Cumulative count: 30,550 words