Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Day #14 of NaNoWriMo: Back on Track but still a little behind

I know, I know, I’m a very bad blogger. I said that I would update every Monday with a writerly post and I missed this week. Actually it was less that I missed it and more that I came home from work, wrote a few thousand words and then promptly passed out in bed. I’m a bit poorly sick basically. But I have been working on a post that I find very interesting and I may actually split it into two parts and put it up on two consecutive Mondays. Who knows?!

Anyway, it is Day 14 of NaNoWriMo and if I were sticking to the word goal of 3334 words a day that I originally aimed for I would be trying to hit 46,676 words today. Unfortunately my stalling last week and a deeply unproductive weekend has put me behind by about 10,000 words. Instead of being in the 40,000s I am currently sitting pretty on top of 27, 569 words. It’s a fair bit more than the count given by the NaNo site is and I’m happy with it.

My novel is developing well, the switch to turning Of Swords and Magic into a novel seems to have paid off and the words are flowing. I’m actually hitting about 2,000+ words a night, not bad considering I’m mostly making it up as I go along and I’ve spent the last two nights exhausted. My biggest hope is that I can keep this up, get in a couple of good writing days over the weekend and as a result bump up my word count. I might even manage to hit par for 100,000 words at some point next weekend. I’m 19,107 words behind at the moment and all I really need is a few really good writing days to get me up there.

Or I could be a bit cheaty and include my blog post counts in there.  That would certainly bump up the count a little. Actually it would bump it up quite a lot. What do you think?

How is everyone else handling NaNoWriMo?

Keep Writing


  1. Hey, congrats on your word count and best of luck!

    My novel is coming well, though I'm still not sure about the end. I'm at 46k and change though, and should be able to ring the big bell tomorrow for reaching 50k at the Night of Writing Dangerously fund-raiser! I got to San Francisco late Thursday night and having been running around crashing Bay area write-ins and doing other Wrimo-ly things.

    1. Wow! Congratulations on the massive word-count. I am jealous in all kinds of ways. I wish I was able to go to the Night of Writing Dangerously. Ahh well, maybe next year.
      I want to arrange a write-in somewhere in my area, it's just finding a large enough public space.