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NaNoWriMo – Update Oops

Missed updating last Wednesday which was partially because I forgot and partially because I was exhausted after being away for a work conference and still getting some words down. Consequently I then ended up having a few days of NaNOWORDS so had to catch up at the weekend.

As of Tuesday night when writing this I have 35,000 words so 15,000 to go. I have a couple of train journeys over the next two days so hoping to reach 40,000 if I can.

Then if I do manage to join in with my regions 10k day I could get it won by Saturday.

I have a feeling that the story will be done by around 50k too. Why is it that when essay writing I always go over when fiction writing I’m under? Oh I know it’s because I do the dialogue and forget about other bits. Which means for me editing is probably partially about additing.

If I do finish Saturday I’m going to switch to writing 500 a day approx on a middle grade story.

How is everyone else doing?

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#NaNoWriMo Wed Update 2

Seven days into the project and I have just about managed to write every day. The last couple of days I’ve felt pretty tired but I had a really good day at #GollanczFest on Saturday including a 3,700 writing spree on my early morning train journey. The journey back was…Noisier.

My writing set up on the train

Tuesdays I don’t work so I was hoping to get a bit more of a head start but I went into super procrastination mode and started tidying all my papers. I call this a win because I’ve been meaning to do that for ages, and I managed to squeeze in the daily word target after. I’ve decided that I’m using this month more to get into a more general habit of writing daily rather than writing huge amounts at once. Although if that happens I’ll take it because the key advice from Saturday was 1) Get it Written 2) Then Get it Right.

My writing stats so far. How’s your NaNoWriMo challenge going?

#NaNoWriMo Wed Update 1

1st November. 1st day of Nano. 1st 1887 words done. 


On target. That’s better than I’ve achieved the last few attempts. 

I think it helped that I’d outlined roughly what should happen in scenes. Maybe I should try and continue with my Plantsing habits. 

I’ll update next Wednesday. 
How did you all get on? 

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