NaNoWriMo – Week 1

My first week of NaNoWriMo is officially over! Technically it’s only been 4 days, since the challenge started on the Thursday, but that hasn’t stopped me from getting behind.

NaNo Week 1

As you can see, I’m about 2,000 words short of where I should be today. I’m still really happy with my progress! I decided to do NaNoWriMo to get myself back on track with my WIP (stay tuned for an official title reveal in the next month or so!) and that’s definitely happened. I’d put Blooming Grove and all the people in it out of my mind while I took a few graduate classes, and now that I’m writing again I can’t stop thinking about the story and where I want it to go. I’m also writing at a much faster pace than I did with The Rancher’s Runaway Bride, so that’s a win in my opinion too.

I’ve discovered in the last four days that the trick to NaNoWriMo is spitting out as many words as you can and worrying about the editing later. That’s not my writing style at all and I think that’s one of the main reasons I’m not hitting my word count goal. I like to write a really polished first draft that only needs 1 round of legit editing and then a quick read through in printed form for typos. To write what I’d call 1,700 good words it can take me anywhere from 2-4 hours (sometimes more if I’m super distracted), and a lot of times that’s not feasible for me.

I’m going to keep chugging along! I’m so excited to have the ball rolling again on my second book! Eek!

Are you doing NaNowrimo? How far along are you?

 

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo – Week 1

  1. floatinggold says:

    Yes, I’m doing it.
    I’m about 8k words in, but I’m preparing for a wall, starting tomorrow.
    Like you, I find it difficult to just write without editing every few lines. Because I did not prep and plan everything out, I keep going back to read up and see if I’m being consistent, and then I see things I want to edit… but then I remind myself that I have limited time. I can edit in December.

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