As a reminder to those who aren’t writers, during the Month of November, many authors and aspiring writers attempt the NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month challenge to reach 50,000 words in 30 days. Now, 50,000 isn’t exactly novel length in my opinion, about half of what I write in one, but it’s a lofty goal for a lot of folks.
It takes a lot of time and effort to build up to writing large word counts habitually.
The goal is 1667 words a day, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to write every day so I aimed for 3,000 at least on the days I DID write.
I haven’t done all of my writing on Sunday yet, but here’s where I stand:
I should establish that, at the end of Sunday, I needed to have 23,000 words, so I think I’m doing preeeeetty well.
I did have a break where I didn’t write for several days, but I pushed hard on Saturday to make up for it, and I’ve stayed above the ‘goal’ line the entire month so far!
First I had a medication change that KILLED my guts, and then I had a bad reaction to the Covid booster… but that another story for another day.
Saturday was my highest total day at over 7,000 words!
Still not Auryn Hadley good, but I’m getting there.
You can see I seem to have a trend. I either have at least 3,000 words, which is my goal… or none.
But, I’ll put in some more time tonight! We’ll see where I get. Their not-so-great estimator is guessing that I’ll finish around November 21st, which would be amazing because then I wouldn’t have to worry about Thanksgiving.
I think my earliest finish was a Camp NaNoWriMo finish on day 25, so if I can beat that I’ll be so happy!
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year?