NaNoWriMo Week 2 Update

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Happy Monday everyone! How are my WriMo’s doing? It’s now week three of NaNoWriMo and if I want to make goal I’ll have to step it up this week because Thanksgiving next week. And we all know preparations for this particular holiday starts days, a week or two before.

So how did I do last week, week two of NaNoWriMo? Let’s see.

On day six, my Google doc encountered the same error as from last week. And I couldn’t get into my NaNo novel manuscript on my Chromebook again. Results of the day, 802  words.

On day seven, I had no problems entering my Google doc. Started thinking the other day maybe it’s because I don’t sign out of Google before I leave work. Which confuses me because that was never a problem before but we’ll see. At least I have the app on my phone. Ended the day writing 1,185 words.

On day eight, I woke up and wrote 310 words on my phone before getting the kids and myself ready for school and work. Got home early to relax and read, then made turkey burgers for dinner. Meant to reach my goal of writing 2,300 words for the day but wrote 1,307. Stopped at that as it was nearing midnight and needed sleep.

On day nine, my head was not in the writing game and only managed to squeeze out 172 words. Then when I tried to update my writing track for this week’s post, I couldn’t get into my Google docs again. What the hell is going on?

Day ten was better than the day before. I  woke up that morning and typed 278 words on my phone. And was able to write more at work. In the end, the total words I wrote was 1,053 words.

On day eleven, I woke up and did laundry the entire day prepping for Thanksgiving. Everything must wash so I didn’t get to bed until after midnight. My Google docs was doing that error thing again so only could type on my phone. Tried searching on Google to fix the problem. One said it could be that an ad blocker might be affecting it and to add it as a good site. That didn’t work. In the end, I wrote 55 words. 😦

In the meantime, I’ve decided not to write linear from the middle. But to write key scenes of the NaNo novel starting from the middle first and fill out the rest later.

On Sunday, day twelve, I went to the library but encountered problems with my Google doc. I found another tip about turning the setting from offline then back to online. It seemed to work. Until a notification popped up that I need to go to my setting. Turn my Google docs from offline then back to online to reconnect. Sigh.

At this point, I was done. So I packed up my stuff and my boys for some Panera before going home. I foolishly hoped that I hadn’t lost any words from that hiccup. But when I checked the Google docs app on phone I saw that I did. If I wasn’t already a patient person I would’ve thrown my phone across the room. Because I’m really beginning to think that I have a writing challenge month curse.

Anyways, after returning home, I put the rest of the laundry away, some cleaning and cooking. Then came back to my NaNo novel and I think the new words I’d typed is somewhat better than the ones I lost.

Since I’m concentrating on specific scenes, so the next NaNo novel scene I’m working on are the intimate scenes. 😉 (Hope I don’t write it too mechanical). I wrote 1,217 words.

Words written in week two – 5,791

Total words written – 7,043

How’s your NaNo novel coming along? Are you stuck in your writing? Or have you changed your NaNo novel project?

PS I screamed like a loon Sunday night. Why? Well here’s what I happened. I saw a notification that Feminine Collective followed me on Google+. It was then I remembered about the poems I’ve sent them this past summer. When I signed in to Submittable.com I saw a little rectangular box with the words ‘Accepted’ on it. So yes, I screamed like a loon. 😀

They requested a photo, a link to my site and social media, etc. Then next step is a scheduled publication date.

*PSS Here’s where you can find my poem, “Things to Tell My Daughter,” on Feminine Collective.

A word, after a word, after a word is power.- Margaret Atwood

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14 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Week 2 Update

  1. It sounds like you had a really challenging second week but at least you got words down.

    I am currently on 32k words but I know I’m nowhere near finished. But, with that being said, I can foresee a heck of a lot of editing on my first draft once it is done but that’s okay because I know I’ll get something better out then.

    Congratulations on the acceptance!

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    • I know, it’s getting ridiculous. Will have to take your advice and continue writing my NaNo novel with Word docx instead. Funny/weird thing is I have no problem writing on Google docs while using the Internet Explorer browser. Google Chrome on Chromebook is a different story.

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  2. Bummer about Google Docs. I’ve had some issues with it. Normally if I go and change what I see from ‘all’ to ‘owned by me’ that helps with the problem. It’s frustrating to say the least, but yay for pushing through and trying to do the best you could anyway. I’m using Docs as well so that I can pick up wherever on any device. Good luck this week.

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    • Oh what process are your using this year?
      When I first started doing NaNo my process was to start from the beginning of the story. But I often got stuck in the middle. Then I changed my process to start from the middle which works well for me. This year I’m doing the same but this time I’m also skipping ahead parts. And written plot notes in between to write/flesh out later.

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  3. The first week of November I had to edit. After I finished I was going to write and use NaNo as inspiration, but all last week I was sick. I’m still getting over it. I may have to use December has my NaNo inspiration month. lol

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