NaNoWriMo Week 1 Update


Happy Monday everyone! And whoo, you have no idea how close that today’s post wouldn’t have been available at his regular blog schedule. Had every intention of writing and posting something much later today. But alas, here I am close to midnight and typing away.

Anyways, NaNoWriMo began last Wednesday. How am I doing so far? Well I’m off to a slow start but I am a slow writer so I guess you can say I’m on track.

On day one, I wrote 720 words. Unfortunately on day two, I had a busy day at work. And didn’t find time to write during my lunch hour or sneak in a 10 minute word sprint. Then when I came home, I was on my feet for a few hours cooking fried green plantains for the potluck at work the next day.  Later that same night, I find myself unable to enter the Google doc of my NaNo draft. All due to some kind of error, so I had to type on my phone. Never been more thankful that I added the Google Drive and Docs app on my phone. So on day two, I only managed to write 148 words.

Didn’t get any words in on day three, last week Friday. It was the day of the potluck, so of course I stuffed myself so full that I had the itis for the rest of the day and night. Day four, Saturday, was much better than the previous day but not as much as the two days before. I slept in a bit, then made scrambled eggs and fried yellow plantains for brunch. I wrote 384 words before I got the kids and myself showered and dressed to see Thor: Ragnarok. Which was awesome! I laughed. I cried. Because I laughed so hard I cried. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should.

Now it’s Sunday, day 5 and once again I’ve written 0 words as I’ve been reading a book by an Indie romance author. I still have a ton of laundry to do and I’m currently plagued in figuring out what to make for dinner tomorrow.

So, in total for the past five days of NaNoWriMo I’ve written 1,252 words. Here’s to doing better this week.

How has NaNoWriMo been for you so far? Hit some early setbacks? Are you on goal?

“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.”― Terry Pratchett




    • Thanks for the support Alex. Always.
      Some of my favorite scenes from Ragnarok was the interaction between the brothers Loki and Thor. Thor and Hulk/Bruce Banner. And Thor with the rock gladiator obsessed with having a revolution. I especially love Loki’s reaction when he saw the Hulk. LMAO.
      Alright, taking my second breath and diving back in to my NaNo novel.


    • I’m the opposite. My word count is low but my plot is better. I’ve started in the middle and planned to write from their until the beginning. But now, I’m thinking it’ll be better for me to write out the key scenes of my NaNo novel starting from the middle.


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