I wrote this morning getting the top count and after handling many things because of the upcoming holiday I wrote again and hit the second one today. Breaking up my writing sessions throughout this entire event has helped me many times. ‘Winner’ just means I hit the word count goal and not that the story is finished, The Saint Vampire surely isn’t done, but the ‘winner word count’ was hit and I’m proud of myself for hitting it!
This pass week wasn’t as bad, continued pushing myself to get large word counts, and on some days I couldn’t. With the holiday coming up my mind was elsewhere, but competing with myself to get back to the grind wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I kept thinking to myself that I could do this.
I’m still giving myself the credit I usually wouldn’t have and taking pride in being able to ink out just a few lines. I’m taking my under a thousand word counts as progress, as I should and pushing away any negative thoughts. I’m doing good and I’m excited knowing that I’ll be done with the fifty thousand word count soon.
I’m not sure what my final week of writing will show be daily with the holiday getting closer and closer and I have a house to prepare and clean before family gets here, but I have help!
Wanting to push myself to be stronger for week two I and fighting a cold that came back with revenge all I’ve done is nano writing and trying to get better before the holiday hits. I’m pretty proud of myself this week. There’s not much to update as far as the word count.
I am liking the way it keeps up with everything for me at the website. I am also liking the way my story is going. I can feel that this challenge is encouraging me more than making it feel like a competition against other writers to ‘get done first’.
My goal with this was to write daily and so far that is happening. I’m going back and fixing things, which I know is slowing me down, but the errors are bothering me when I try to push forward ignoring them.
Above, you can see my word counts per day so far. The seventh being the count from today as I stopped. I can see looking at them my start was strong, but by the third day I was lucky to get anything done. Day three fell on my ‘mental health day’ (Read: I Took A Mental Health Day), but I’m still happy that I got even those eight words out. I got five hundred out two days and a row; I set myself a goal to hit in the least five hundred and hit the goal. Reflecting at my numbers I wanted to push myself today. I wanted to well than I had before.
So far, I’m doing well I think. I have seen that others are smashing their word counts. My going into this was a training/test of myself. I used to kill word counts with the best of them, but over time my everyday writing tapered off. I hope to finish my story with in the month, but if not I want to at least get back into a good habit of writing every day.
I believe a writer should write every day; I know they should. Blogging has helped me do this, but I want to get back to the powerhouse writer I once was.
I shared my spotify playlist I used today. I have a playlist that has always helped me focus while working.
Beginning this new challenge I was unsure of myself, but as soon as November 1st hit I calmed. I am balancing several things at once. From editing to writing and back. I’ve not become overwhelmed as I’m taking care of my mind and body. It’s helping me greatly.
I am writing in the middle of the night as I’m usually waking up at midnight and up anyway doing work so this is when I’m doing my nano-writing along with writing on other projects. My plan is to write more throughout my day as I handle chores and do the things I need to.
Total Words Written So Far:
This is the project for Nanowrimo I’m working on, check out my profile to see what I’ve got going on over there.
If you take part in NaNoWriMo, good luck from yours truly, but don’t be afraid to add me as a buddy! Let’s support eachother and this month long adventure we’ve both decided to be on! My Profile
How is it going for you? Have you already given up? Are you going strong? Let’s have a conversation!
I found this tag and wanted to take part so I’m doing did just that. It seems you’re supposed to be tagged for it, but I wasn’t, but the creator of this Sophie’s Corner. So she’s to be credited for my involvement despite not being tagged to do so.
The following are the questions she’s asking everyone to answer to give readers and other participatants a better idea of what you’ll be working on for the month of November.
I’m still new to blogging and the people I know taking part aren’t bloggers so I really don’t know how to tag them.
Give me a blurb!
Ely’s family has been indebted to an immortal for generations. Upon the death of his brother his niece, Temperance, comes to live with him. This places her within reach of a killer, the vampire Jacques Germain.
What’s the genre?
Describe your MC in three words.
Ely – Broken, caring, and workaholic
Temperance – Beautiful, smart, curious
Without spoilers, describe your villain in three words.
Jacques – Sexy, dangerous, opportunist
What is your goal? (the traditional 50K? 20K? 5K? or……. 100K?)
A minimum of 50k
Is this your first draft? Second? Third?
Are you starting a new project (or draft), or continuing an existing one?
Brand new project
What is your favourite time to write in the day?
Where are you going to write?
Mostly in my office.
Computer or paper?
Computer and my notebook. I’m also using Scrivener to keep organized.
NaNoWriMo is a huge commitment!! How are you going to make time to write?
I’m dividing my time between other obligations and this event.
Are you going to participate in local or online NaNoWriMo events? (e.g. kick-off parties in your city, write-ins, virtual writing sprints…)
No. I am doing this tag. I’m also going to blog my progress weekly.
Do you write from beginning to end or skip around?
I tend to begin with the beginning working toward the end, but if I get stuck I’ll skip forward to progress on my goal and then work around until the draft is done.
Planner or pantser? (or plantser?)
This project is making me a planner. I’m usually a plantser by nature though.
What will be your go-to NaNoWriMo snack?
Not sure, probably whatever is in the pantry that’s quick.
Choice of caffeine? (or no caffeine?)
Coffee or honey infused tea.
Any rewards for milestone achievements? For finishing NaNoWriMo?
I usually reward myself when a job is completed.
Share a tip for other NaNo-ers!
All I can share is what has been shared with me.
Don’t give up.
Try your best to make your daily goals.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, so take breaks.
How are you feeling about NaNoWriMo? (Excited?! Nervous!? Terrified?!)
It’s been a very long time since I tried NaNoWriMo. I failed early by becoming distracted and losing interest, but much has changed since then and I tried again and start fresh!
I have more on my side this time, for example, the support of fellow authors, the encouragement of others, and I’m not going in blind. They have given me some fantastic advice to take this challenge this year. I also have a rough outline of an idea that I’ve wanted to do for some time. Since I never laid down an actual word for this story, I decided this was the project for this event and this year.
Yes, I have deadlines to publishers. Yes, I’ll be getting those things done. Luckily, I have the support of my family and the time to get everything done now.
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