TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF NANOWRIMO!
Since I shifted priorities last week, I knew that it was impossible to hit the 50K mark.
But as of last night, I decided that I would include the “new words” written. After all, they are words…even if they have nothing to do with the project I had planned. I’ll take any words that will get me closer to the 50k.
MY NANOWRIMO WORD COUNT until I get back to it in December?
It may not be 50,000 but at least its not 0.
I hope that your NaNoWriMo word counts went well!
Now for a little relaxation!
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.
EXPECTED DAY 22 WORD COUNT? 36,674
MY WORD COUNT? 25, 500 + …
Tell me, how has your NaNoWriMo writing been going this week?
In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I missed out on half a week of writing due to an emergency early last week.
On Day 6, I only had 6,905 words and by the time Friday rolled around, I was way way way behind the desired #NaNoWriMo word count for Day 10.
I gave up on the 1,667 word per day and simply challenged myself over the weekend with word sprints (early Miracle morning, mid-day, late afternoon and evening – on my own and with #NaNoWriMo Twitter sprints and virtual write-ins.
By the way, I LOVE word sprints and virtual write-in sessions. They are tremendously helpful and always fuel new ideas.
The expected word count for today DAY #15 is supposed to be 25,005 words.
Guess what my word count is as of this post?
Not bad as a catch up but editing is going to be oh-so-painful…😐