Day 3

8,262/50,000 Words


I ended up writing a little more yesterday after I updated my blog. So I ended up with 6168 words. That was an extra two thousand words, so I should have been all set for today, but I wanted to keep up that two thousand words a day pace. So I am now up to 8262 words.

I just hit page 28 of my story. Technically, I just got on page 27 because the first page is the title page, but whatever. I have no chapters. I am just writing the entire story and then when I edit for the first time, I will break the story into either chapters or parts. I’m not too sure yet. The reason I’m doing this is because when I wrote the outline, I noticed that some chapters would probably be about two pages while other chapter would be about twenty. I understand that it doesn’t matter how long or short a chapter is and that it doesn’t necessarily have to be equal, but my OCD kicked in and it bothered me. So we’ll see how it goes on my first edit.

Anyway, I have to get some more homework done and I sadly have to babysit tonight. Normally I wouldn’t care about babysitting, but I’m still not feeling up to speed with this dumb pneumonia, so we’ll see what happens. I agreed to babysit tonight a couple weeks ago, which was before I got sick and I feel back cancelling especially since this is a child at my work and I have been in work all week. Oh, well. I don’t know if I’m going to get a chance to get anymore writing done today, so…hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to hit ten thousand. Unless I get it done when I get home from babysitting.

I don’t know. Good luck with your own NaNo everyone!

13 thoughts on “Day 3

  1. Mannnn your word count is double mine so that means… you suck! >:-|
    I hope your cold goes away because that’s one thing you don’t need to drag you down, though you’ve making pretty good progress with it! I look forward to your updates! Good luck!

  2. “I am just writing the entire story and then when I edit for the first time, I will break the story into either chapters or parts.”

    I’m doing the same thing. My reasoning is because I don’t have set chapters in my head and it’s hard to be like “Ok, here’s a new chapter”… I am dividing different scenes with stars though, just in case.

    Good luck & happy writing!

    • Yeah, I’m dividing by using stars, too. Only it’s usually because it’s the next day or something like that. Good luck to you, too!

  3. Well done!! I like books with staggered chapter lengths.

    Hope you’re feeling better. I cannot write when sick, so I was knocking back echinachea tea last month, when my husband caught cold. So far, so good! 🙂

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