Month: November 2015

Day 30

Word Count: 104,688. Hey Reader, Today is it. We have come to a bitter sweet close on our little NaNoWriMo journey, but not the end of our novel-writing adventure! I’m going to keep blogging regularly with my thoughts and advice about writing. I might keep going every weekday (hopefully), but I’m not completely sure yet, so I’ll let you know…

Day 27

Word Count: 100,093 Hey Reader, I’m not done yet. I’m nowhere near done. But I got to my word count goal! I did it! I wrote one hundred thousand words in thirty days. So this is going to be a pretty short post, I guess. (Disclaimer: It isn’t. I got into it.) So here’s something that helped me: I was…

Day 26

Word Count: Hopefully 95,000 by the end of the day. Hey Reader, So today we are going to change gears a little bit. I’m going to talk a little about what we’re all going to do after we finish writing our novels. To be honest, I’m writing this right now because I don’t feel like writing  my book. I’m at…

Day 25

Word Count: 91,126 Hey Reader, I’m so close to 100,000 words, but I’m still pretty far from the ending! I found a problem with something that helped me jump start my word count, though. When I first started NaNoWriMo, I was thinking of my book as sort of a jigsaw puzzle. Get all of the little pieces together so that…

Day 24

Word Count: 86k I think. Hey Reader, So I have five days of thanksgiving break to finish my first draft, plus Monday if I really need it. That’s not a lot of time. I know I can probably get those 14000 words in there, but the problem is that I don’t know if my story will get finished in only…

Day 23

Word Count: Irrelevant. (still 82k) Hey Reader, Sorry I’m posting this so late, but I’ve been studying. You know, because I’m still in school. Speaking of, I have something to share with you! So when I was back in middle school (oh, the days), I had to do this project with the Hero’s Journey Archetype. This is an awesome tool…

Day 20

Word count: 74,000ish Hey Reader, The winnings start today! I’m super excited and I finally got home. This may be short… I’m kind of behind and need to write. Also, in case you were wondering, I’m not going to validate my novel until I get to 100k. I hope. If it comes down to the last couple minutes of nano……

Day 19

Word Count: I’m scared to check. Hey Reader! I’m tired. I think I’ve said that at least ten, twenty, maybe a thousand times today. Thurdays just aren’t my thing. So this will be a short post, since I have a very simple tip. Okay, I know we are all stressing about our word counts, or how great our stories will…

Day 18

Word Count: 72,885 Hey Reader, I’m really tired right now. Today is a Wednesday, and I’m excited because nest week we get three days, plus the usual weekend, off for Thanksgiving! To me this just means that I have an awesome amount of days without homework, where I can hopefully get to 90,000 words! Today’s writing tip is to challenge…

Day 17

Word count: 72,885 Hey Reader, I’m just not having the best of luck this week. I mean, I know that there are people out there who are having a worse week than me, but I have three tests tomorrow and I’m freaking out a little bit inside. I know I shouldn’t be writing this and that I should be studying,…