Writing Progress October 31 – November 6, 2016


October 31

No writing progress made. I spent the day preparing for NaNoWriMo and being too excited to sit still and focus on much of anything else.

November 1 – NaNoWriMo


  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count:  1,680
  • Today’s word count: 1,680
  • Thoughts: This was a solid start to NaNoWriMo! I’m pretty pleased with it. I was hoping for 2k, but my writing muscles cramped up for a while in the middle of the day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Another 1,667 words, please?

November 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 3,361
  • Today’s word count: 1,681
  • Thoughts: I stopped writing for the day feeling pretty proud of myself. Then I added my word count for the day to my spreadsheet and started giggling. I didn’t try to write one more word than I did yesterday, but if that’s going to be the pattern this month I’m okay with that!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing and working on The Dreams too. I’m going to be so busy!

November 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 5,048
  • Today’s word count: 1,687
  • Thoughts: I’m really happy with my writing pace so far this month. NaNoWriMo is always a great motivation for being super productive. I’m starting to worry that the pace is starting to have a negative effect on my mental health. Almost as soon as I stopped writing for the day I started to feel anxious. I hope it doesn’t keep up.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing. So much writing.

November 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 201,016
  • Today’s word count: 1,070

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 5,649
  • Today’s word count: 601

  • Thoughts: I can’t believe there’s still words to be added to The Dreams, but I’m still filling in gaps with this ending. Yippee! Finally got my main characters to meet in Inbetween. That’s an accomplishment.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: So much writing! There’s a local write-in tomorrow and I’m hoping to walk away with a huge word count.

November 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 202,596
  • Today’s word count: 1,580

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 5,783
  • Today’s word count: 134

  • Thoughts: I went to a write-in today and had a pretty productive writing session. I even took a break and did a bit of browsing at the books in the store. I saw a bunch I’d love to buy, but I’m a broke author trying to write her own books so it just added to my wish list.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! So much writing. This is NaNoWriMo, after all.

November 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 5,887
  • Today’s word count: 104
  • Thoughts: Daylight Saving Time kicked my butt today. I spent the whole day feeling disoriented and not being terribly productive. Then I called it a night early.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Catch up! This is NaNoWriMo and falling behind is not an option!