I ended NaNo with another win… this time with the end of a sex scene. Lol. Talk about going out with a ‘bang’!
In all seriousness, this was my first year doing NaNoWriMo with a full time job, and it wasn’t as hard as I feared it would be, but I have had to neglect a lot of other hobbies to make it work. I really struggled for most of the middle, as you see from my progress chart. I have no idea how people with families AND jobs do this shit every year. I see it all the time, people talking about their kids and their job while NaNo-ing and I’m just like, “HOW?!?!”
Unlike last year’s NaNo story, that I hated and still loathe to this day, this one I plan to finish, like my first year. I’m really into this story and 50k is really only MAYBE half of this story. It’s science fiction so all the world building takes up time and space (lol). I’ll keep you guys updated to the progress of Into the Beyond as I continue it in the future.
Thank you guys so much for keeping up with my progress this year, and I wish you all luck in finishing up your NaNoWriMo tonight (if you haven’t already) as well!
The goal was to catch up and finish tonight, and if not before midnight, then write on until I had to go to sleep and finish or at least get it down to a few hundred words.
As you can see, I didn’t finish tonight. That still leaves writing after midnight and finishing that last 2,000 words easily, right?
Yeah, well, I’m so sleepy tonight – the ONLY TIME EVER – that my eyelids have been drooping as I write this.
Since the clock struck midnight, I’ve gotten it down to 1,659 words left. I can knock those out easily tomorrow, but tonight, I have to throw in the towel.
Even if you’re further away than me, DON’T GIVE UP HOPE! If people can win NaNo in the first week, you can write that last 20k in the last 24 hours with no problem whatsoever!!!
I didn’t do well today, but look at that words remaining! I’ve got 2 days left. No need to worry. That’s less than I write most days, lol.
I’ve got this! How about you guys? Who all has won???
Like, REALLY almost didn’t make it, lol.
Basically, I wrote on something else until 11:15pm and then sprinted for 45 minutes to get my day’s writing in. It was brutal. But I DID IT!!!
I wrote the BARE minimum because I really didn’t want to write today but I also know that getting behind this late in the game is a BAD IDEA.
It seems that once I got ahead, that made it able for me to stay ahead. Also, I’ve started writing parts that are more personal and hint at a romance coming now. It only took 40,000 words to get there, but again, this is science fiction. This story won’t end at 50k, lol.
How are you doing? Is your word count reflecting your actual story work, or are you like I am so often and just really verbose.
I mean to get more ahead than this, but Thanksgiving derailed my writing drive a lot.
How are you guys doing? Ahead? Behind? Don’t worry, any writing is good writing!