NaNoWriMo Update – Day 6


Most of us have heard of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writers Month. In case you don’t know, November is National Novel Writers month. On, you can join a massive community committed to writing in their quest to reach 50,000 words written for the month. Of course, you can set your own goal. Maybe you only want to write 25,000 words. Maybe you want to write 5000. Your goal is up to you. Most members of the writing community are supportive, kind, and willing to offer respectful advise if it is asked for.

I set my goal for the standard 50,000 words. This is my first dive into the NaNoWriMo pool and I’d like to share updates on my progress periodically with you lovely folks.


1,667 words









I am completely jazzed about the progress I have made. The feeling of making progress on this book and only occasionally thinking it is crap is completely indescribable.

Today I also had a moment. I have this evil doer, real jackass, that is going to bite the bullet by the end but I still hadn’t given him a name. What struck me today during my shower? Why, I am going to name him after my childhood bully. I could never give that kid what he deserved at the time but I’m going to name this character after him now. Is it stupid? Absolutely. But it will sure make me feel better.

So there is my update from the last couple of days. Hopefully here is to a few more productive days ahead.


7 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Update – Day 6

    1. You will! I don’t know if it would work for you but when I fall behind I have been challenging myself to writing sprints. “I’m going to sit and write consistently for the next 45 minutes” or “I’m not getting up until I’ve written 750 words.” Probably wouldn’t work for everyone but I’ve found it helpful.

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  1. Naming a character after someone that treated you wrong in the past is completely understandable in my opinion!
    I’ve written a total of 22k words and will probably try to hit the halfway mark during the weekend!
    Keep writing!


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