Category: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: An Incomplete Pass

Final word count:  41,580 Words this week:  5,213 Average words per day:  2,607 Well, I can claim that I hit (and slightly surpassed) by revised goal of 40,000 words. I never could quite recover from falling behind as far as I during Week Two. But, of course, I now have 41,580 words...

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week Four

Current word count:  36,367 Words this week:  10,091 Average words per day:  1,442 I did my darnedest to try to catch up this week, with somewhat positive results. My total words for the week were a nice total, but not where I needed them to be in order to fully catch up....

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week Three

Current word count:  26,276 Words this week:  4,968 Average words per day:  710 I knew this week would likely be rough, in terms of word count, with a week-long training and three days of personal travel, but I had not anticipated that it would be quite this bad. On the plus side,...

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week Two

Current word count:  21,308 Words this week:  9,298 Average words per day:  1,328 Steady progress early in the week, chiefly due to attending a Virtual Write-In over the weekend. My word count dropped off significantly as the week wore on — as I pretty much expected it to due to commitments at...

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week One

Current word count:  12,010 Words this week:  12,010 Average words per day:  1,716 A fine, steady start to this year — actually far better than I expected, considering that I barely had a hint of an idea of what the story would be. (I still don’t, really, but it’s been interesting getting...

‘Twas the Night Before NaNo . . .

Up until last night, I had absolutely no idea what this year’s story was going to be. None. Tonight, I have a title (The Light of Distant Stars) and a main character — actually several supporting characters as well, as I plan to set it aboard a starship in...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Hindsight Rather Than Foresight

Final word count:  50,203 Words this week:  3,181 Average words per day:  1,591 Slow and steady once again “wins” the race. I broke my three-year-long “losing” streak (although any year during which my word count is greater than 0 cannot truly be considered a “loss”). During the first two weeks, it looked...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Four

Current word count:  47,022 Words this week:  15,752 Average words per day:  2,247 This week’s word count ended exactly where I needed it to in order to ensure a reasonable chance at “winning” this year. The Virtual Write-In helped a lot and accomplished its goal for me: putting my word count “above...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Three

Current word count:  31,290 Words this week:  11,605 Average words per day:  1,658 This week’s word count is not quite where I would want it to be (I usually set a goal of 1,800 words/day, just to make sure to have a buffer for less productive days), but I will definitely take...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Two

Current word count:  19,685 Words this week:  12,529 Average words per day:  1,790 This is way better progress than I had at this point last year. Again, I am pleased and surprised by this word count, as I am rapidly approached what I expected to be my word count for the entire...