NaNoWriMo 2018 – Update #1

Nov 13, 2018 | Writing

This month, I’m challenging myself to take part in National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write 50,000 words of a novel throughout the month of November, and I’m going to be documenting my progress here each week.

This post is a bit late – I wanted to post an update once a week but it’s been more hectic than I thought and I completely lost track of time! Writing 50k words in a month makes life a bit busy, and I’m cramming things in where I can. (Like, right now, I’m writing this post in my lunch break.)

I’ve got the month off to a good start, progress-wise. I had everything planned out before the month started, so it’s been pretty easy to start writing straight away. Luckily, the words have been flowing pretty well! I can feel myself dwindling a little bit at the moment, but I need to pick up the pace again because I really don’t want to lose it. I’m determined to finish this!

So, here’s the big reveal of my word count and other stats so far, courtesy of the NaNoWriMo website…

I’ll quickly talk you through this:

  • It’s day 13, and I’ve written a total of 19,319 words.
  • I have 30,681 words remaining to reach my 50k goal.
  • There are 18 days remaining, and I need to write 1705 words a day to finish on time.

The graph on the right-hand side shows the level you should be at to finish on time, and the bar graph is my actual word count each day. As you can see, I was well above par for week 1 and into week 2, but I’m slipping below it at the moment. I’m going to pick that back up this week, though.

We’re now almost half-way through the month and I’m still feeling positive! Even if I don’t manage to get to that elusive 50k, it’ll still be amazing to have a good chunk of a novel written. I will get to 50k, though. I WILL.

I’m going to try and go hard on it this week, especially this weekend, and I’ll post another update on the weekend to see if I did actually manage to get above par again. Stay tuned!

You can find out more about the novel I’m writing in my introduction post here.


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