Category: NaNoWriMo

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...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week One

Current word count:  7,156 Words this week:  7,156 Average words per day:  1,022 This is far better progress than I had at this point last year. In fact, I am rather pleased and surprised by this word count, considering all of the other demands on my time this week. The story is...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Keeping in Character

Yes, it’s already NaNoWriMo time again … Until early yesterday, I barely had a clue what this year’s novel might be. Then I remembered a story that has been occasionally, albeit persistently, all year. After the absence of a few years, I am returning to the space opera universe...

NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: The Continuing Mission

Final word count: 10,232 Average words per day: 341 Well, that wraps it up for this year’s NaNoWriMo. My word count was not the 25,000 words that I had originally planned, but I’ll definitely take the 10,232 words that I did manage to produce this year. That’s roughly twice...

NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Week Four

Current word count: 8.911 Words this week: 1,843 Average words per day: 263 It was not exactly a stellar week in terms of word count. I really had expected to hit 10,000 words by this point, but it looks like I will probably have to settle for 10,000 words...

NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Week Three

Current word count: 7,068 Words this week: 3,200 Average words per day: 457 It was not a bad week, overall. While my word count was a bit lower than I would have liked, it was still forward movement. The story … well, the story continues to take an interesting...

NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Week Two

Current word count: 3,898 Words this week: 1,688 Average words per day: 241 My progress was slightly less than I had to expected it to be last week, but not by much. With everything else going on, I predicted a low word count. For what I did write, the...