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: 735
Total Word Count: 18,185
Well, today was clearly better than yesterday and the day before, but it still wasn’t great. I’m really behind now. I should be at 21,671 so I need to make up 3,486 words somehow while still hitting the daily 1,667 word goal. It’s not impossible but with how the last few days have gone it seems difficult.
But if you’ve been reading the last few days, you’ll know that we’ve been out of town and I’ve been enjoying some time away so while I have a “good” reason to be behind, it doesn’t really make the work I have ahead of me any easier.
The goal for tomorrow is to spend as much time as possible writing to close the gap as much as I can. And we’ll take it from there. Luckily I’m getting to a really exciting section of the novel so I’m hoping the words fly by and I can knock out a good 3-4 thousand tomorrow and almost be on track. We’ll see.