NaNoWriMo Day 18: I Didn’t Reach 30,000 Words

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Yesterday I swore I would reach 30,000 words, but I struggled to decide who to be my first person killed. I also keep struggling with who I want to be the killer, but I think I have decided that now. BUT I did kill someone finally. My characters are just about to discover that this person has been killed, but I DID IT!

As I mentioned, I struggled all day just trying to decide where to go next. I let my sister read the story and give suggestions, but she was bored by it (she’s fifteen and I’m aiming for an adult audience, so I’m not shocked). Because of this, I didn’t write anywhere near what I needed to reach 30,000 today.

However, the way I see it, 2,900 words is still a step forward. My ‘words per day to finish on time’ is down below 2,000 words now, and the days I ACTUALLY get some writing done, I almost always write more than that, so honestly, this is still good news.

I’m still on track to finish on time. I may be slightly behind ALL THE WAY TO THE END, but I’m going to get there one way or another, and as long as how much I write is a bigger number than the ‘words per day to finish on time’ says I require, I’m not that worried.

Author: J. Chelsea Williford

Student at Middle Georgia State University, writer, pop culture lover.

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