It’s just turned afternoon here in the UK and instead of planning my evening for bonfire night, I’m staring at my NaNoWriMo word-count, wondering how much more I can get written before I need to leave the house. After all, I need pesky things like food and the kitchen is looking a little bare at the moment.
I’m going to keep this week’s Weekend Coffee Share short as I really do need to keep my attention on finishing the current draft of Shadow Dawn. Over the last five days I have written 10,128 words to add to my book, taking the current draft total to…
I’m currently working on chapter ten of the book and I’m really proud of how much I’ve written over the last week. Writing the synopsis for Shadow Dawn really helped with motivating me and keeping me from going off track during the last few days.
I’m not quite hitting the same daily word-counts as I was when I blasted out the last full draft of Shadow Dawn, but I’m managing at least 2,000 words a day, and yes, I’m writing each chapter over from scratch.
Reading back the stuff I’d written from about chapter five onward, it was clear that my story had taken some very weird tangents to the point where none of the characters were heading in the direction that they needed to be.
We are now on track.
I’ve cut away most of the old draft and I’m starting afresh.
In December I will have to go back and lengthen a lot of the chapters, and I’m starting to come to terms with the fact that I’m crap at chapter endings. I really struggle to create a final paragraph that doesn’t feel too sudden or cliched.
But! That is all a December problem and right now it’s November so I need to get back to writing. Best of luck to anyone else who’s also trying to complete NaNoWriMo this month.
Wow that’s impressive! Happy writing!
Chapter 10 already?! Great job. Stay focused.
Well done, that is very good indeed!
27k for one week is impressive. Good luck!
No, It’s been 11,000 in a week. The 27k is he total for the current draft all together.
Ah. But 10k is still amazing
I admire all the November novelists. It is such a big effort in a short time. I am not sure how you all manage to pump out so many words a day. Still, I may try it next year because you all seem to go on a voyage of discovery through the process. Enjoy!!!
Wow! That’s a great progress. Keep writing and good luck 🙂
Loved reading this. You’ve given me motivation. I’m dong NaNoWriMo too! Good luck to you!
God luck with your writi g haave a pleasant week
I’m impressed with your word count, good job! This is my first year participating in NaNoWriMo and I’m sitting at 13,1060 words so far. Good luck, thanks for sharing.
Congrats, Carol. You’re doing really well with your word count. All the best with it.
I wasn’t panicked about my numbers until I looked at yours! (I know, I shouldn’t compare. But, hell, that’s a lot of words you’ve got going on.)
Wow, great job on the writing and good luck!
Wow, sounds like you are doing great! I’ve never managed to get any further than thinking ‘Ow, NaNoWriMo, that sounds like a great idea’. Maybe next year. 🙄 Good luck with your book!
Good luck with NaNoWriMo! Impressive word count for the first week.
Good luck getting your word count done! I’m way, way, way behind.