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:
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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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Last night, my kid and I were talking about my website and content ideas I’ve been having lately. He then suggested what is now becoming this post. He wanted to send a challenge to all writers. Understanding what a prompt is he decided to go that route for his challenge. Below are three!
Write from the perspective of a tree. Every ring of the tree is a lifetime. Your challenge here isn’t just to write from the perspective of a tree, but to write about each lifetime. Are you a young tree or a very old one? What have you seen while you have been here? What did you see as a seedling until now?
Life of a cat. With some many abandoned animals in the world and so many in need your challenge is to write something dramatic and serious. What can you write about the life of a cat. Where you a street cat that was saved? Were you caught up in medical testing? Where you a posh-living kitty that was abandoned one day?
Write about a fallen angel. This can be first or third person. Why did the angel fall? Was it an epic battle? You don’t necessarily have to have them fall to Hell, but they could’ve fallen to Earth instead. Were they once a guardian angel?
There they are. The challenges to all writers my son has given. Think you’re up for it? Think you can come up with something for his challenge?