I Went on a Writing Binge

​And it was great. I wrote 3200 words this evening, not counting the ones I wrote in my notebook at work (while I was on lunch) today. Unfortunately I’m still about 3 days behind, with only 7 more days to write. Luckily, my amazing husband did most of the cleaning yesterday and today so I should have time to get some words in tomorrow before all the family comes over. (And if not, I don’t need to sleep).

This is going to get tricky, but it’s still doable. I think. I need to refocus the end and try and get back on track for that as well. I wrote a rough outline in early October, but I didn’t really follow it so now I have to rethink everything. It didn’t help that I didn’t add all the characters that I originally planned on adding either. 

I hope your novels are going better than mine is and that you all have a good Thanksgiving!


It’s Safe to Say that I have a lot of Work to do

My husband and I took a week vacation in sunny Arizona, which has been amazing. Just what both of us needed. I’ll tell you about it some other time if you want. But, it’s put a damper on my novel.

I’m about 5700 words behind, but this is still doable. But there’s still two weeks yet to go. We’re going to have a four hour plane ride and then a three hour layover in the airport. I just hope my laptop battery holds out long enough to make more progress. Not to mention, that I’ve been waking up early everyday, and staying up late every night. I really have no excuse for not having written all week. I’m actually thankful that I’m only a little over three days behind.

Well, I should get back at it. Hopefully your words are coming easier than mine are!


So Much for Getting Ahead

​Yeah I was lazy this week and didn’t hit the minimum word count for three days. Oops. So I was behind by about 3000 words until yesterday.  I had the day off and I took full advantage of it. I am now back on track, but I won’t be able to take next week off from writing. I probably wasn’t going to anyway, but I am not allowing myself to take it easy.

I’m hoping to find time around our plans to get some writing in. Worst case I’m a night person so I’ll just write before bed.

My official word count so far is 18,351. How’s your novel coming? 


NaNoWriMo Week 1 Update

​I’m glad that week is over. Not that it was hard or anything, it’s just a good feeling to have a week of writing done. 

So far I’ve written the minimum 1667 everyday and I even wrote beyond that so I’m almost a day ahead. My official word count is 9389!

I’m hoping that this upcoming week will be just as productive, but I’ve got some last minute vacation plans to make and get ready for. I’m more concerned about the week following though. True, we’ll be on vacation so I won’t have a job to work around, but we’re going away for the week, so we’ll be pretty busy with fun stuff. I’ll either be up late or early every day that week I think, but we’ll see how it goes. Maybe I can get far enough ahead to not need to worry about it. 

How’s your novel coming?