NaNoWriMo – Jenn’s Log Week 1

Yep, that’s right. I’m participating in NaNoWriMo this year. This is the second year I’ve attempted to complete NaNoWriMo. Two years ago I got about 5,000 words in and lost all of my work. (BACK UP YOUR WORK!) So, I’m hoping that this year will at least be better than last time. I thought I would keep a log of my weeks of NaNoWriMo so that we could commiserate. I started late this year. I actually began on the 3rd rather than the 1st. So, that is where my log is going to begin.

Day 3 (11/03/17):

  • This was technically my day one. I only wrote for about an hour, because I had a lot of planning to do. I decided to come up with a totally new story idea for this year’s NaNo. We will see if that was a mistake or not.
  • Total Word Count: 300

Day 4 (11/04/17):

  • I planned to get a lot of writing done on Saturday. However, that definitely did not work out for me. Today was kind of a wash.
  • Total Word Count: 941

Day 5 (11/07/17):

  • Because of my late start I knew I had to make up the loss of time at some point. Sunday, I used about 5 hours of the day to work on my novel. During this time I participated in two different word sprints with WordNerds on YouTube and those helped a lot. Eden and I have also been creating our own Word Sprints. If you are a NaNoWriMo’er then make sure you’re following our Twitter (@ThriceRead) so you can participate in our sprints. Altogether it was a good writing day for me.
  • Total Word Count: 6053

 

I still have a lot of work to do so that I can catch up on my word count. I also need to get ahead before YallFest because I won’t be able to write very much there. So, here’s to fighting an uphill battle.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Make sure to add me (JennThriceRead) and leave your username below!

What do you find most difficult about writing?

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4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo – Jenn’s Log Week 1

  1. So far I have kept up with my word count. I think what has helped me the most is not just completing the word count (1667) but trying to get at least 200 words ahead of the next day. You would be surprised how much more you might end up writing if you keep pushing to have a pinch of the next day done.

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  2. I’m not focusing so much on the word count and instead I’m just focusing on the story. I find that when I’m sitting down to write I’m actually writing well over the target word count. But even if I don’t match my word count goal for the day, I know that I’ve put in quality time and quality work on paper.

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