NaNoWriMo: The First Week

PrintHow’s your writing been going?

I’ve had a great writing week! This is the first time in a while that I’ve written every day in a week in quite a long time. It’s exciting!

Now, I haven’t exactly been hitting 1,667 words a day, but that’s okay. After six full days of writing I have 5,053 words written, and I will add quite a bit to that number today.

Today is a very important day on the NaNoWriMo calendar. It is Double Up Day. It’s a day for raising money for NaNoWriMo, but it’s also a day for giving your word count a serious boost. My goal for Double Up Day is to double my total word count. For people with word counts a bit more on target right now that might be a tall order. Instead, maybe try writing double the daily word count goal today: 3,333 rather than 1,667.

Hopefully word counts will rocket into the stratosphere today and we’ll end the first week of NaNoWriMo 2015 on solid ground.

Week two is looming right around the corner. If we stay motivated hopefully we can all keep our word counts from suffering too much during the week two blues.

Are you planning to double up on your word count today?

Do you have any tips or tricks to keep your word count and your motivation from plummeting during week two?

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: The First Week

  1. I see you’re using the left handed banner. 🙂

    I do not have any special trick or tips for writing, sadly. What I do when I am just at a complete lost of what to write next, I will ditch the last scene I was working on and write something that I really want, like an exciting incident that I haven’t reached yet, or about animals. For some reason, I love reading about animals and their behavior in books, so I like writing them as well.


    • I’m a big fan of jumping around when I get stuck. I’ve been using Scrivener since last NaNoWriMo and it is great for jumping around without getting lost or disorganized. Of course I run into a bit of trouble when I jump around without any idea of where the scenes will eventually go. That can always be fixed in December though.


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