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: 825
Total Word Count: 9,553
Another bad writing day. Just not a lot of time for writing, didn’t feel inspired, and don’t feel confident about where the story is going. I need to make time outside of “writing time” to really think and map out the plot. In 6 days I’ve somehow gone from having a really great idea of the plot, to then changing it and liking the new look, to having no idea whatsoever.
I don’t know that tomorrow will be much better because it’s Sunday and I’ll have the kids and plans all day again, but Monday… hopefully a day of outlining, plotting, and strategizing.