NaNoWriMo Week Two Wrap Up

by - November 15, 2015

Today marks the halfway point of the NaNoWriMo challenge and I find myself well ahead of the curve, sitting more than 10,000 words above par. This makes me very hopeful that I will see the end of the month with a good bit more than the required 50,000 words, meaning I will be well on my way to having another completed manuscript.

It wasn't until yesterday as I wrote a particularly intense and heavily emotional scene that I really began to feel connected to this story. It's been a bit of a grind so it was really nice to finally realize I'm creating characters who are capable of moving me.


My NaNo week in numbers:

Sunday, November 8 - 2,060 words
Monday, November 9 - 3,311 words
Tuesday, November 10 - 2,032 words
Wednesday, November 11 - 1,781 words
Thursday, November 12 - 2,265 words
Friday, November 13 - 1,331 words
Saturday, November 14 - 1,747 words

Average daily words - 2,075
Weekly words written - 14,527
Closing total word count as of yesterday - 34,610
Words left to 'win' NaNoWriMo as of yesterday - 15,390

Cups of coffee - 9
Cups of tea - uncountable
Pies made - 1
Slices consumed - 4
Chocolate indulgences - I don't want to talk about it
Pounds gained - I don't want to talk about it

Days I wanted to quit - 2
Days I wrote other things on top of my NaNo words - 5
Days I thought maybe I'm just a little bit crazy - ALL OF THEM! 

The discipline of NaNoWriMo is really good for me. I love the pressure of it and the things it bring out of me...{unless we're talking about today - and though I do appreciate what it brought out of me, I just don't think I could handle it if my mom ever read it!}...BUT don't let my 'above the curve' numbers fool you - it's REALLY HARD and there is not enough chocolate or pie in the world to make it easier BUT the beautiful thing is that in the hardness you find greatness and at the end of it all, as you pick yourself up out of the dirty ditch you've passed out in you can look back on that mess of words with pride and say, "Now I can actually do something with this!"

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