NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month and is held every November. It’s a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days (or 1,667 per day). Writers and wanna-be writers come together with a common goal to write novels, short stories, memoirs, whatever it is they’ve been putting off or need a push to get started. This year I decided I would document my daily writing practice as I strive to finish a draft of a novel I’ve been taking far too long on.
Words Written: 442
Total Word Count: 17,301
Went out of town today for the long weekend. Overestimated the number of words I could accomplish on a car ride with two kids. And let’s be honest, the kids weren’t the only distraction. I just didn’t concentrate enough and so didn’t hit my word count.
I am trying not to be too hard on myself because I knew these few days of vacation were going to be difficult to stay on track. Plus, I was able to go enjoy time with my family and friends that I don’t always do. But, seeing the lines on the graph not growing is frustrating.