NaNoWriMo Week 4 recap


Week 4 was great for me!

I’m still pretty far behind after having two lackluster weeks in the middle of the month, but I feel like I’ve found my stride again. I’m still having a lot of fun with The Dreams, and I know it won’t be finished when I hit 50k for the month.

At this point I honestly don’t know how long it will be. I have an idea of how it will end, but there’s still a lot of things left to write until I reach that point. It’s going to be a long story. Hopefully nobody will mind.

I have 19,000 words left to write by midnight tomorrow night. That number is a little overwhelming, but I’ve written 18,000 in on the last day of NaNoWriMo in the past so I know I can do a bit more in two days if I put my mind to it. If I can get close to 40,000 today I know I’ll be able to finish tomorrow. Usually I work pretty well under pressure.

How was week 4 of NaNoWriMo for you? Have you already won? Are you scrambling to get caught up like me? How will you spend the final two days of the month?

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Week 4 recap

  1. Good luck! Glad that you’ve hit your stride, and haven’t given up.

    I haven’t won yet, but am on target. My sister won today though so I am a bit jealous…


    • You’re doing great!

      I’ve never been on target this late in the month. Something always happens and makes me fall behind. The last few days are always a series of sprints for me.


  2. I’ve had a go this year and somehow managed to get past the magic 50,000.

    The strange thing is that I’m still at the same point in the story that I have been in prior years – in other words I still need to finish it, and I guess that’ll be another 10,000 or more words to wrap it up.

    I had one bad week in around week 2 – a long gap because of other things – and then I arranged a burst where one day I managed to do about 7,000 words to catch up.

    It’s still a fun thing to attempt. Good luck with the rest.


    • Thanks!

      Every year NaNoWriMo reminds me that deep down I’m a procrastinator. At the beginning of the month any little thing seems like an excuse to stop writing, but then at the end I shut everything out and focus on getting to the finish line. Now I need to find a way to make self imposed deadlines work as well as NaNoWriMo.


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