Daily Words Written:
Week One Total: 20,318
My novel, Second Chances, has been going really well. The words have been flowing out of my mind like running tap water. It’s been great!
The best part is I don’t have an outline this time. I usually do, but it feels good to just let the characters run the show. They’ve been doing a good job so far, too.
My favorite part is my interpretation of Heaven and the way it looks and works. What it means to be a Guardian Angel, to get into Heaven from Purgatory, etc. I’ve been making up a brand new world as I go along and I’ve been doing a great job at it! Well, I think I am anyway.
My daily goal is to hit 2,000 words a day. As you can see from my totals, I’ve been keeping up with that. I write every morning before work for an hour and that’s where my 2k comes from. I got an extra 2k on the second because I had a write-in that evening. The seventh was Double-Up Day so I doubled my word count to hit 4k that day.
Aside from the write-in, I have yet write anything after work only because I’m so tired. But I’ve been getting my 2k done in the morning, so I guess that doesn’t matter.
Week two is supposedly the “slump week” where people begin to lag on their novels. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen to me. I don’t have to babysit after work today so I’m hoping to get an extra 2k done today. Tomorrow I don’t have work (but I still have to babysit in the afternoon) so I hope to get 2k-4k words again. Same with Wednesday: I don’t have work or babysitting. I’ll be doing last minute shopping for my sister’s baby shower, but I’m hoping to bang out another 4k. We’ll see.
Thursday and Friday will be rough. Thursday is my long day between work and babysitting. Friday I have work, babysitting, and then I have to go to the hall to set up for the baby shower.
I plan on getting up bright and early Saturday morning to get my writing done before my sister’s baby shower because that’s going to take up my whole day. Sunday I’ll be able to get back on track with a normal schedule, but then we’ll be onto week three!
How is your NaNo novel doing?
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