NaNoWriMo Update

nano-logoSo it’s the beginning of the second week of NaNoWriMo. My word count is about half of what it should be, but at least I’ve been writing consistently. Right now, I stand at 6773 words. But my pain level is up, so the fact that I’m getting anything written at all is probably a minor miracle. I’m still aiming for 50,000 words, but I’ve set myself a lower goal as well. I won’t “win” if I meet it, but I’ll still be very happy. I missed a couple of days last week and my personal goal is to make sure I write everyday now. I’m aiming for 1000 words a day: anything over that is just gravy.

I’m currently working on three flash fiction stories related to the book (so they’re part of my word count, even though they won’t make it into the book directly. I hope to have the first one posted here by the end of the week (no promises, though).

So that’s a quick status for me? How about you? If you’re NaNoing this November how far have you gotten? Remember: you don’t have to win; you just have to finish (my new mantra). And remember:

Write boldly

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3 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Update

  1. I’ve been doing pretty well so far. I’m probably 1k or 2k above where I need to be, but I’m starting to struggle. It’s probably cheating, but I’ve found that flip flopping between 2 very different stories when I get stuck helps keep me productive…that is until last night where I ended plot arcs in both stories and had to figure out how to start the next scenes. It was rather like pulling teeth.

    • I hear you. You’re still further than me. And I’m cheating too, technically. I’m using the same story I used at Camp NaNo this summer.

      Yeah, figuring out how to start new scenes is my bugaboo too. I’ve actually been using writing prompts to help. I take one at random and figure out how it could connect to my story. That’s been very helpful for me in starting new scenes. My problem right now is collecting and connecting them into a single narrative.

      • I’m not as far as I was, but that small buffer came in handy. I have class on Tues & Thurs evenings and last Tues I only did about 700 words which sucked up most of that buffer. Now it’s the slow climb back, trying to build up more of a reserve before the holiday hits. *sigh*

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