NaNoWriMo Update – Day 9

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Most of us have heard of NaNoWriMo. In case you don’t know, November is National Novel Writers month. On https://nanowrimo.org, 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.

DAILY GOAL

1,667 words

REACHED TODAY

1946

REACHED TOTAL FOR NANOWRIMO

17,332

BOOK TOTAL

24,521

REMAINING FOR GOAL

32,668

While I am immensely enjoying my NaNoWriMo experience, I have hit a bit of a rut. I have found that my story isn’t following my initial outline very well. I have reached a point where if I continue to follow it that my story will cease to make sense. So, my options are to free write/pants it or go back and make some changes so that the outline still at least makes so sense. Honestly, I am probably going to just go full pantser and see where that takes me since I was already a mix of plotter/pantser anyway.

May the NaNoWriMo odds be ever in your favor.

 

5 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Update – Day 9

  1. Don’t go back!

    lol, you could either skip ahead to a different part in your novel and continue following the outline you’ve written (which I always find difficult because I like writing in order) or just pants it and see where it takes you. Don’t stress it though. You can always go back after November and tweak parts until it all comes together or change chunks of it so it makes more sense. Just mark where the pantsing begins so you’ll remember when you start your second revision. Good luck! Glad to see you’re on track with the word count. I’m currently playing catch up >_

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      1. lol! Good to hear and I’m sure it’ll turn out fine. Even if you think it’s not, keep pushing on. There’s bound to be good and bad parts no matter what you do. Hopefully more good than bad though. ^_^

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  2. Don’t go back! I personally haven’t done NaNo before so this is sort of unreliable advice haha but I’d just keep going with it – sometimes your characters will end up taking you in a completely new direction anyway! You can also always go back and edit, and as a writer (and perfectionist) I find that that’s the best way to get a draft done – just going with the flow and not stressing about edits. Good luck with the rest of NaNo! I’d love to see some snippets at some point! 🙂

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    1. I did end up choosing not to go back. If I go that route I feel like it would lead to madness. At that point it would be edits and not writing and once I jump down that hole there is no coming back. Hopefully when I go back at the end I can work out some of the awkwardness. Fingers crossed and thanks for the luck!

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