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.

Day 5

Words Written: 1668

Total Word Count: 8,728

Goal: 50,000


Today sucked. I didn’t want to write. I’ve changed the plot of my novel. I don’t know what I’m doing.

I’ve somehow managed to get over 1667 words which was a miracle. It literally took me all day. I wrote my first word at 5:45AM and my last at 8:30PM.

If you’re curious about my actual life, not writing life, it was a great day. I did a lot, accomplished a lot, and had a great “off” day where I did a lot for myself. But… I’m hoping this new approach to my plot will help me move forward. I guess we’ll see.

Until tomorrow,

-Mackenzie

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