NaNoWriMo Day 18: Shift In Challenge

I didn’t take a screenshot because I essentially wrote about 80 words of my NaNo novel. However, I think I’m going to shift my challenge to that of “Rebel”.

I’m working on a side work at the same time and I know that’s stupid but when inspiration to continue something old hits I can’t ignore momentum.

Of that other work, I’ve written almost 10,000 words in November. I have check on the spot where I started writing this month.

I think I will combine the two word counts at the end because technically I am still going to write 50k words in a month. There’s nothing that days I HAVE to do a traditional NaNo project.

So, unless I hit 50k on the main story I will combine the total at the end of NaNo. Because I truly think split focus is why I’m so far behind.

NaNoWriMo Day 17: Did I Reach My Goal? No! Did I Do Good? YES!


Sometimes you have to lower your expectations. I wrote nearly 2000 words today. Is it a personal best, no. But that’s still a LOT of words for about 3 hours of on-and-off writing. It’s something to be proud of. I’m still in the running I didn’t give up, I’m still fighting. That is the important part.

How are you guys doing? Still fighting? Even if you’re only at 5,000 words, KEEP WRITING! Words are Words!

NaNoWriMo Day 9: Listen I Once BS’d A 15 Page Paper The Night Before It Was Due, I’ve Still Got This


I didn’t really write anything, I finished some dialogue last night after midnight. I had my late day at work (I work at a bank and we alternate Fridays to work until 5:30 instead of 5), and then we went out to dinner, and then I had to nap so I could stay up from 2:40 until like 8am watching figure skating because Japan is very far away and I’m devoted to this sport.

But like the title says, am I comfortable with how far behind I am? No. Did I once start at like 7pm to write a 15 page term paper for my English degree and finish it at 7:30am – research included because I lost all my saved research – and still make an A on it when I presented it at noon that day? YEP!

I work best under pressure. Probably around day 20 I’ll be writing my ass off every free minute of my day and make an 8,000 word a day comeback.

I once wrote 131,000 words in 5 weeks. I can do this. I’m confident about that. I’ve never ‘lost’ NaNoWriMo and I don’t plan on starting this year.