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NaNoWriMo Week Two Update

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:

Daily Word Count for Week Two

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?

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12 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Week Two Update

  1. At the rate you’re going, I’m very sure you’ll be able to complete 50k in no time! As for me, I’m relying on sprinting in the final week. If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s procrastinating and doing everything really quickly last minute.

    Also, I love your writing set up! That mug is very nice too. It’s also great to know that there’s another person handwriting NaNo! How are your fingers holding up from writing? Haha.

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    1. I hope so! This is my first NaNo though so there is definitely still room for things to go wrong… I have definitely been a procrastinator in the past. My whole degree was completed using the ‘do it last minute’ method! I hope you manage to complete it!

      I’m not handwriting the entire thing – my fingers would fully break if I did! I usually start my day with handwriting about 4-5 pages and then type them up onto my laptop and then continue from there. I find it gets me going and makes me come back into the story. I don’t know if it’s silly, but my mind can’t always comprehend what is happening unless I handwrite something down😂

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      1. I guess as long you’re consistent, you’ll be ok! Though that’s easier said than done, haha. Thank you!

        Ah, I see! Don’t worry, that makes perfect sense. Ideas tend to flow a lot better when I’m handwriting them too. Except in my case, I’ve made the questionable choice to hand-write everything and then type it up to edit and make the second draft.

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