Dun, dun, dun, dun. Another NaNo bites the Dust! Dun, dun, dun, dun. And another one gone and another one gone. Another one bites the Dust!
(I’m going to guess that any fellow Dust Warriors reading this probably smirked, and if you’re not a part of the 4thewords family, come check us out! We have other events besides NaNo.)
Anyhow, it’s almost the end of NaNoWriMo 2019, and my stats are looking good (or at least, I’m good with them).
November 16th I hit 52,929 words total (my earliest win ever) and as of November 29th I was resting at 67,131 words total (I’m not done for Saturday, so that’ll have to wait). As you can see, I was busiest in the beginning but I petered out at the end. My daily counts were interesting too. Thursday seemed to be the worst day for writing, and of course, the weekend was good for pumping out higher word counts.
- Over 7K -> 3 days
- Over 6k -> 1 day
- Over 5k -> 0 days
- Over 4k -> 2 days
- Over 3k -> 3 days
- Over 2k -> 3 days
- Over 1k -> 4 days
I had a main project, Lucky Number 7, but that derailed mid-month due to a lack of world building and planning. I then tried to work on plotting my Heores and Villains romance series, and while that got a HUGE boost of ideas for the book arcs and the series arc, there’s still a lot of work to be done there too, especially since I tend to do plotting on paper (that might be tomorrow subject, looking for different ways to plot since I’m still not on solid footing there).
On the other hand, when I know what it is I’m writing, I can go up to 7k without wanting to stab my hands with scissors the next day due to pain, so that’s a plus.
December’s going to be a different game. I’ll still be writing, and completing quests through 4thewords, but I’m primarily going to focus on editing my Apocalypse Ghosts MS, secondary on some smaller submissions, and thirdly (when running over my ideas in my head) figuring out the fine details of plots.
I’m also going to take this time to define my schedules for my two days working at home so I can streamline things I need to do (chores & errands + writing/editing/plotting time + 4thewords development time). AND I think I was able to fix my office a little bit. I should be able to get two monitors set up on my desk, finish “unpacking” my files, supplies, etc. and have a little tidiness reign in my office. Surprisingly probably no one, if my office is untidy (heck, if the apartment is untidy) I can’t fully lean into my writing.
For all the writers out there who completed their NaNo goals, congratulations! And for all those writers who didn’t complete their NaNo goals, I hope you still found that spark of an idea and have some words for the road ahead.