Monday, 19 November 2018

NaNoWriMo Update

This post was supposed to come out last Friday (16th) just after we'd hit the half way mark of NaNoWriMo but you know, life happens and I'm really terrible for keep to a schedule. So here it is...

We are at the halfway mark! We have passed the halfway mark! And I am proud to say that I am still killing it. I admit my enthusiasm and motivation has dipped considerably compared to the first week of NaNo but that apparently isn't uncommon. It's called the halfway drop. I was talking with some fellow NaNoer's in our discord channel and they informed me that between the dates of the 15th - 20th everyone's motivation drops. Because the novelty of NaNo has worn off and writing a minimum of 1,667 words a day has started feeling like a grind. So everyone struggles during week 3 and especially during those particular dates. After the 20th motivation starts to build again as everyone realises they only have 10 days left to hit their target and they want to get some solid writing done.

So that is definitely what I've been experiencing. The passed few days I literally just written until I've hit 1,667 words and then called it a day. Thankfully, I am approximately 10,000 words ahead of where I should be. I actually hit 40,000 words last night which means I have less than 10,000 words to go before I successfully complete my first ever NaNoWriMo. I am so pumped about that. I've not missed a single day of writing and hit my 1,667 daily target every day so far. I also attended my second ever NaNo writers meet up on the weekend and got all this cool new stuff shown above. I'm aiming to hit 50,000 words by the end of the week so fingers crossed for me everyone!

Until next time,
Alli xo


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