#WriterWednesday: #NaNoWriMo 2017 Day 22 Word Count

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At least I can say that after I posted my last word count on Day 15, I did reach 25k before midnight like I wanted.

I was right on point at that halfway mark of NaNoWriMo’s and could say that I drafted a (long) complete short story.

I was left with two choices – start tackling the Part 2 of “Living To Die” for real or draft another (long) short story I had in mind. I decided on another short story but then I started going through my little purple notebook of ideas/potential titles and couldn’t make a decision…Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, Hotter Than Hell, It Should Have Been Us

To clear my mind, I did what I usually do when I’m at a crossroads – I decided to clean and organize.

Call me weird but a clean and organized space gives me such a zen buzz that it is usually my go-to coping mechanism. But there was one major problem – I started cleaning my home office and it didn’t stop there…

So instead of “writing” as part of my Miracle Morning ritual, I’ve been on a “deep cleaning” bender since last word count and still haven’t written any new words towards my second NaNoWriMo project.

Mind you, I have been writing blog posts and some anecdotal/creative non-fiction pieces but I’m choosing to not take those words into account because they weren’t part of my original word plan…at least not just yet.


MY WORD COUNT? 25, 500 + …

Tell me, how has your NaNoWriMo writing been going this week?

M xoxo




5 thoughts on “#WriterWednesday: #NaNoWriMo 2017 Day 22 Word Count

  1. Hi Marquessa! It is great to find a coping, creative ritual at this time during the challenge. Organizing spaces is definitely fun at times. I find it nice to work on blog posts as well to add writing variety to my life. I am currently at 40K and trying to chug along, but holidays and work is slowing my progress. Keep at it though!πŸ˜‰

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      1. Thank you! the bummer is that I am at a “snails pace of writing now” LOL! My novel is intended to be a novella anyway πŸ™‚ Decluttering/cleaning is just as productive, hon’! Hope your Thanksgiving went swell!

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