The Words: 3521 words. My husband and kids were gone for a couple of hours this afternoon, during which I did some sprints with @NaNoWordSprints on Twitter. By the time they got home, I had 2800 words, and planned to get 500 more for the day. So when my normal evening writing time came, I just wrote until I’d hit 500, and called it a night!
The Story: In my first real deviation from the planned back-and-forth between storylines 1 & 2, today I only wrote for what I’m now calling storyline 2b. It is a focus on one single character, who is in a bit of a predicament, and will eventually join with storyline 2. Today, he mostly asked questions of someone involved in the predicament he’s in.
I was actually halfway through today’s word count before I realized I was continuing this from yesterday, rather than going back to storyline 2 like I “should” have been. Then I decided that I was enjoying it enough to just keep with 2b for now.
Total word count: 23,741
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November 6, 2019
4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Day 6”
That is an awesome word count. This is my first year and last night I wrote under 1k words. I’m at 18k for day 7 which I’m pretty proud of given the first book I ever wrote took me two years and sitting on a desk waiting to be edited. I assume your goal is more than 50k? I’ll be pumped when I make it and hope to get close to finishing the book. We’ll see, that’s ambitious for me! Good luck.
18k is awesome! You should definitely be proud of that, especially since it’s your first year. This is my 10th, and I have my good years and my not-so-smooth ones. This year has a good mixture of plenty of time to write combined with a story that’s flowing really well.
The first novel draft I ever finished was about 75% completed by the end of NaNo, but took me 3 more months to write the last 25%, because the super-productivity of the month had dropped off. Because of that, in recent years, I make my main goal to finish the draft before the end of month, not just hit 50k. Based on the length of my outline and past experience, I’m aiming for 100k to most likely get me to the end of the story.
Good luck to you too! Hopefully by the end of the month, you’ll have a 2nd completed book in sight!
That’s a good plan. I can see my pace slowing to a near stop after pushing myself so hard.
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Fortunately, when NaNo is over, I will be able to switch gears to not only a different story, but even a different stage of writing (revision). NaNo is about the only time these days I get to just write, rather than plan or revise, so it’s nice to be able to take full advantage of it.