We are coming to an end of Week Two of NaNoWriMo!
I have had a bit of an up and down week. I started off really strong, and at one point I managed to get a whole day ahead of myself, but then I sort of drifted a little. I haven’t been feeling my best, so had one day where I only wrote a couple hundred of words and even one day where I only wrote a hundred. Though, I managed to get a day ahead of myself one day, I now (at time of writing on Saturday evening) have managed to fall back 2,000 words.
I am still feeling good about my progress though. I currently have 21,550 words which I still consider to be great progress for two weeks of writing. I am confident that I will be able to get back on track this upcoming week and still be able to accomplish the 50,000-word count goal for the end of November and NaNoWriMo.
One thing this week that has helped me is watching writing live sprints on Youtube. It is just a bunch of youtubers going live every now and then while chatting about their individual projects and then going silent for varied legnth of time for the sprint portions. A few of my favourites have been:
There’s so many more too! If you know of any more, I’d love to hear about them. Watching these sprints has really given me motivation on days I was struggling to find it and really gave me that community feeling of NaNoWriMo.
Moving on to the more detailed breakdowns of my progress this week:
Sunday 8th: 1,803
Monday 9th: 1,885
Tuesday 10th: 2,877
Wednesday 11th: 283
Thursday 12th: 1,948
Friday 13th: 137
Saturday 14th: 732
Looking back, Wednesday was when I started to drop in productivity. Again, I am still hopeful I can get back on track. I am stuck on this one particular chapter, which I think is part of the reason the producivity has dropped. I think, to overcome this, tomorrow I will just move on to the next part and hopefully during the editing stage, I can fix it and make it work. I am not overly bothered about doing this, I very much see NaNoWriMo as an opportunity for me to get a Draft 0 and something for me to edit later on.
I am drifting away from that light blue line which is where I want to be to be able to reach the 50k goal. I hope that by the time I do my next update for you next week, I am back sitting on that light blue line!
How are your NaNoWriMo projects going?