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NaNoWriMo Progress Report: Week Two

Week Two Updates

Daily Words Written:

9. 2,037
10. 4,065
11. 2,054
12. 2,037
13. 2,026
14. 0
15. 4,132

Week Two Total: 16,351

Second Chances is still going well.

Though, I have come to the realization that even though I’ve been doing well without an outline, I’m going to need to make a timeline of events that happened in Lesley’s life as well as Hunter’s life. Maybe Ezekiel, too. I’m not sure if we’re ever really going to find out more about him.

I mean, Lesley did ask him how he died and he told her it was none of her business, so…

Anyway, with that being said, the scenes in my novel are definitely going to be switched around in the editing process (or taken out, depending on the situation).

I think that will be the next step when the first draft is complete. Before editing, I will create a timeline of events for everyone.

My word count has continued to be steady. I’m proud of myself for continuing to write every single day. Normally I get ahead and then I’ll skip a day or two and then get back into writing without ever getting behind. I always end up finishing early, too.

I really didn’t want to do that this year (or any year for that matter). So I’ve been doing great keeping a good pace.

After explaining all this, I’ve sure you’ve noticed that I didn’t write anything on the 14th. That day was my sister’s baby shower. So it’s not like I just decided to skip because I knew I was ahead. I was out literally all day and was exhausted when I got home.

That is the only day I’m skipping this month, though.

At the rate I’m going, I’m planning on hitting 50k by November 20 or November 21. That’s if I keep my 2k-4k a day goal. I’ll be writing for the rest of the month after that, though. I don’t think the story will be finished at 50k.

I wonder if I’ll write enough to finish the novel by the end of the month?

How is your NaNo novel coming along?

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

25 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Progress Report: Week Two

    1. November is a tricky month, though. Everyone has a lot going on, I think. But even if you haven’t written a lot doesn’t mean you haven’t made progress. 🙂

  1. Mine is… Well it’s going. Still behind, but I knew I would be. This might be the first NaNo where I don’t “win” in two years. I’m OK with this though. 🙂 Great progress! I’m really excited for you! 😀

      1. Very true, and I’m happy with the progress I’ve made. I read over a little bit when I’m carpooling with another person to work (another benefit of hand-writing) and not finding too much I want to take out when I type it. Only figuring out more I want to ADD. That’s always a plus. I’m still weak in the description department, but getting better. 😉

  2. Good to know you’re progressing well, Rachel. Good luck with the novel. Do head over to my blog for some NaNoWriMo chat. I have some NaNoWriMo writing tips and tricks lined up for november and would love to have participants join in. 🙂

  3. I’m finding I’m struggling with the ‘in-between’ scenes, how to transition and all that. sometimes I wander and try to come up with it and sometimes I’m just putting in a note to fill it in and keep writing. It’s certainly a problem I didn’t think I’d have!

    1. Hit send before you finished? Lol.
      Ezekiel is driving me crazy! In a good way, but I can’t figure him out. Sometimes he acts like he wants to help Lesley and other times he’s bitter and mean. I don’t know why, but I’m glad he’s likeable!

      1. My thumbs are too big for my phone. I really should stick to doing things on the computer. 😛 My apologies again. Ah, I like that about him. That alone makes me want to know more of his life story.

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