WIP Wednesday 3 [NaNoWriMo 2017]

Another week has come and gone. That means we’re one week closer to the end of NaNoWriMo. It’s been an interesting week.

WIP Wednesday

What am I working on?

The Scribe. I changed the title again, which I think I’ve already mentioned. The story turned into something much more than I anticipated. When I say that I mean the plot has completely changed from what I originally thought it would be.

What’s the easiest part of writing this novel?

I’m going to cheat and say the same thing I said for my week two update. This first draft started strong and then turned into word vomit. It’s been easy to get the words down and try to figure out how the novel works, but there will be a lot of changes made down the road.

What’s the hardest part of writing this novel?

The fact that the plot has gone off the rails. I’ve started my research and I’ve been doing pretty well with it, but there’s still a lot of loose ends to tie up.

NaNo Stats

Day 15: 2,055
Day 16: 0
Day 17: 0
Day 18: 2,091
Day 19: 5,735
Day 20: 0
Day 21: 0
Total Week Three Words: 9,881
Total Words: 50,061

All done.

As you can see, my word count for this week was a bit all over the place. I skipped a few days, one of those days was for a legit reason. I don’t remember my excuse for the other days.

I reached 50k on Sunday, November 19. I was losing steam and knew if I didn’t sit myself down and write a big chunk, I’d be struggling to reach 50k before Thanksgiving… which is tomorrow. I even wrote two different endings because the story ended before I reached 50k.

So now we’ll see how the editing goes.

How is NaNo treating you so far? Did you reach your word goal yet? Let me know in the comments below and we’ll chat!

14 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday 3 [NaNoWriMo 2017]

  1. Congrats (again) for winning getting to 50K and winning NaNo! I think it’s totally legit to write alternate endings; you never know which first draft words are going to still be there in the second draft. I just now saw your earlier post, where you wrote over 10K in one day, WOW! That is crazy! My highest count this time is 7220 and yeah, that’s pretty good for me, I’ll take it. 🙂

    • Thanks! Yeah, I wrote the “ending,” but I have a potential sequel idea nagging at me, so I wrote an extra ending that’s more like a cliffhanger.
      Good for you! I think anyone who reaches over 5,000 words in a day is great. It can be so time-consuming and it’s exhausting, lol.

      • I love days where I write a ton, but yeah, 5,000 is a ton. So far (as of Nov 22) I’ve only written on 12 of the days in November, and six of those I wrote over 5,000 words and another three I wrote over 4,000. Now, if only I can keep that up when it’s NOT NaNoWriMo…

        • That’s great!
          That’s the hard part is continuing this all year round. The progress bar and my writing buddies are a great motivator for me. (I can get pretty competitive, lol.)

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