NaNoWriMo Final Days Update


It’s the last week of NaNoWriMo which meant I had four days to make my goal and on top of a cold, too. Blech.

So how did I do? Let’s see.

On November 27th, I actually worked in my Gdoc again. I know, shocker. My word count that day was 1,061 words. Which pushes my word count to finish on goal by 11/30 from 1,810 words to 1,982 words.

November 28th was a fuzzy day for me but ended the day with a 740 word count.

By November 29th my cold has me in lethargic hold. Instead of actually writing (not counting what I wrote inside my head) I binge read highland historical romances by Tanya Anne Crosby. So word count for the day was 0 words.

Only 5,207 away words from reaching my personal NaNo goal. So I dubbed November 30th Word Sprint-Palooza Day. Planned to take ten minute word sprint breaks throughout the day. And hope to push the rest through the night. So after getting so busy at work I forgot to eat and couldn’t do any word sprints. Battling with the vending machine at work and won.


With computer problems at work and home. How did I do?

2,643 WORDS!


Words written this week – 5, 365
Total NaNoWriMo word count by November 30th at 11:59pm – 27, 436

On December 1st, I wrote 1,292 words. Then wrote 1,336 words on December 2nd. Which brought my NaNo novel word count to 30,064. So I guess I won.


Whew, I’m done. This month has not been easy considering what my Gdocs put me through this month. I’m going to put this away to stew and also sketch some new scenes and chapters to include.

In the meantime, I’m going back to finish, revise, edit my WIP young adult fantasy The Soul Traveler. And hopefully have it ready to pitch it on the next #IWSGPitch on January 18th. Finish, rewrite and revise book 1 of this series Dreaming of You. And start writing one of the four novellas from my Foreseen series to submit to Carina Press’ Dirty Bits.

Recently stumbled on the 85K90D writing challenge. It begins from January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018. I’m thinking about entering it. And using the challenge to write out the rough sketches I already wrote for the Foreseen shorts.

Or might concentrate on finishing my other WIPs that are on hold like Nadia the Fire Witch and or Harbingers of El Tinor. Or my other young adult fantasy short Hellsgate (tentative title).

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For the first time in a long while, I more or less do not know what definite writing project I’ll be working on in the new year. At least I have about four weeks to make up my mind for my 2018 writing plan.

What are you doing now that NaNoWriMo is over? Have a new writing project or going back to an old one? Have you started contemplating about your plans for 2018?

2-_There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you._ - Maya Angelou_


  1. Congrats on completing your NaNo novel! That is awesome! I didn’t hit 50k either, hell, I fell short of the 25K I hoped for, but didn’t do too bad considering. Hope you’re over your cold now. Good luck going into 2018. I have to start planning for goals for next year myself.

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    • Thanks Meka. Technically we both one anyways, since we stuck it through the end.

      I had to stop cold once I made goal. I have at least 6 weeks and 2-3 days to finish my other young adult fantasy WIP. And get it revise/edit and as polished as possible in time to pitch it in a Twitter pitch party in January.

      Finished ch9 and posted it on Wattpad last night which leaves me 6 chapters to try finish in a week or week and a half.
      Then there’s planning my writing goals for next year too.

      Sigh, at titmes likes these I really wish I had my own time turner.


    • Exactly how I see it. NaNo is just a battle of productivity. It matters not if you ‘win’ and meet goal at 50k as long you wrote the story inside you.


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