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NaNoWriMo – Day 19

Tonight.  I feel it’s a longer than planned chapter but at this stage a lot will get chopped out in the rewrites.

Day 1 – 157

Day 2 – 114

Day 3 – 169

Day 4 – 281

Day 5 – 191

Day 6 – 0

Day 7 – 203

Day 8 – 286

Day 9 – 259

Day 10 – 710

Day 11 – 220

Day 12 – 0

Day 13 – 210

Day 14 – 512

Day 15 – 359

Day 16 – 0

Day 17 – 321

Day 18 – 468

Day 19 – 259

How is everyone else getting on? I’m hoping to get to the end of this month with more of the story churned out, simple enough right?!

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NaNoWriMo – Strictly Day 18

I’ve had to start later tonight so I can watch Strictly Come Dancing.  After it finished I churned out 468 words.  I’ve got around 15000 words in total, after re-writes, edits and a lot more blood, sweat and tears to come, I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface with it but it’s all coming out of my head and into visual text so it’s something I’m very proud of!

Day 1 – 157

Day 2 – 114

Day 3 – 169

Day 4 – 281

Day 5 – 191

Day 6 – 0

Day 7 – 203

Day 8 – 286

Day 9 – 259

Day 10 – 710

Day 11 – 220

Day 12 – 0

Day 13 – 210

Day 14 – 512

Day 15 – 359

Day 16 – 0

Day 17 – 321

Day 18 – 468

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NaNoWriMo – Day 17

Words tonight.  I didn’t write last night unfortunately. Still keeping positive about it all, but I’m allowing myself a realistic, achievable goal.

Day 1 – 157

Day 2 – 114

Day 3 – 169

Day 4 – 281

Day 5 – 191

Day 6 – 0

Day 7 – 203

Day 8 – 286

Day 9 – 259

Day 10 – 710

Day 11 – 220

Day 12 – 0

Day 13 – 210

Day 14 – 512

Day 15 – 359

Day 16 – 0

Day 17 – 321

 

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NaNoWriMo Half Way Update – Day 15

359 words tonight but I could have easily gone on.  I am conflicted with an action and something logistically in the world I’ve created so I’m going to go away and have a think and move forward with it tomorrow.

Day 1 – 157

Day 2 – 114

Day 3 – 169

Day 4 – 281

Day 5 – 191

Day 6 – 0

Day 7 – 203

Day 8 – 286

Day 9 – 259

Day 10 – 710

Day 11 – 220

Day 12 – 0

Day 13 – 210

Day 14 – 512

Day 15 – 359

To everyone else participating in #NaNoWriMo – well done, you’re halfway there!

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NaNoWriMo Day 14

512 words tonight.  I never know how to feel with the section I’m writing about.  I am trained in screenwriting so am aware that dialogue is very important but with novel writing I find it makes the thinking process even longer and the writing flow even shorter, like I have to really think on what I want each character to say.  The inner dialogue and thoughts and emotion from the characters comes out much quicker than their speaking at this stage!

Does anyone else go through this?

Day 1 – 157

Day 2 – 114

Day 3 – 169

Day 4 – 281

Day 5 – 191

Day 6 – 0

Day 7 – 203

Day 8 – 286

Day 9 – 259

Day 10 – 710

Day 11 – 220

Day 12 – 0

Day 13 – 210

Day 14 – 512

Total – 3092!

I’m very pleased with that running total.

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NaNoWriMo – Nearly Half Way Day 13

210 tonight.  Not bad, not great but it’s something more than nothing! I have started writing more on my protagonist, there’s been so much back story and regressive stages that I’ve had to concentrate on that to solidify the framework. But now I’m delving into the real story!

Day 1 – 157

Day 2 – 114

Day 3 – 169

Day 4 – 281

Day 5 – 191

Day 6 – 0

Day 7 – 203

Day 8 – 286

Day 9 – 259

Day 10 – 710

Day 11 – 220

Day 12 – 0

Day 13 – 210

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NaNoWriMo – NoGoAgain Day 12

I didn’t do it last night, I went to watch my husband run in Lytham.  It was such a cold day out and as we had been there several hours I felt cold to the core and couldn’t warm up at home afterwards and it made me feel ill, so the idea of not being in a warm bed, having to expose my fingers to the cold wasn’t something my mind was letting me do.

 

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Strictly NaNoWriMo – Day 11

Not my best tonight but it has been a Strictly Come Dancing evening, along with a compulsory ironing night on top of that.  220 is tonight.

Day 1 – 157

Day 2 – 114

Day 3 – 169

Day 4 – 281

Day 5 – 191

Day 6 – 0

Day 7 – 203

Day 8 – 286

Day 9 – 259

Day 10 – 710

Day 11 – 220

 

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NaNoWriMo – Day 10. Slowly Getting There

My personal best tonight.  I set the laptop up and churned out 710 words once my children were in bed, I just need to do this for a few more nights and get back into the habit of writing early and writing on the laptop.  A good chunk of NaNoWriMo has been done on my phone which makes the writing process a very slow one.

Day 1 – 157

Day 2 – 114

Day 3 – 169

Day 4 – 281

Day 5 – 191

Day 6 – 0

Day 7 – 203

Day 8 – 286

Day 9 – 259

Day 10 – 710

Total – 2370

It looks like a May 2018 finish is still on the cards.

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Late Night Writing

As I’m back in full swing with writing I have a very super tiny complaint with it. 9pm is my current optimum session time which is very late for me. I like my sleep and that time is usually dedicated to winding down for bed. My mind has other ideas it seems! I need to get back to writing 7pm onwards so I don’t feel rushed to write. Will have to train myself to change this I think!

It doesn’t help with my new braces. I am seeing 7pm as a time to grab a quick snack or hot drink and it becomes a relaxing time when it should be a get-to-work time!

Let’s see if I can merge writing with a fast hot drinking session tomorrow.