NaNoWriMo 2019: Update 1

November 3, 2019

Another day done, another day done, another day bites the dust.

So, it is Day 3 of NaNoWriMo and…. I’m tired. Also, worried and hopeful and sad and happy and lost and also very cold ALL at the same time. So that’s something, right? Good? Maybe?

My project for this year is the same story I’ve been trying to sing for nearly three years now but finally I think I found a few of the right notes to turn this WIP into a finished song. (A lousy first draft of a song but STILL a song!) I’m determined and I won’t quit until I get it done. (It’s been three years and I still haven’t given up lol.) Metaphors aside, my goal this NaNo is to go for 25,000 words instead of the traditional 50K because from prior years experience I have never reached that goal. So this is much more realistic and attainable for me because, as I have learned through experience, I am a slow writer.

So far I’m at 5,008 words and honestly, I AM VERY PROUD OF MYSELF. I’m above my target word count and I just hope I continue with the momentum. In years past I usually die down at the middle of the month unfortunately and this year I’m hoping to counteract that. Starting out strong is a good indication so far. (Hopefully my curse will be broken!)

This is just a mini check-in since my posting is going to be sporadic throughout the month (because of NaNo) and my mood is going to be erratic throughout this month (because of NaNo). Crossing my fingers I’ll be in a pleasant state of mind to do more check-ins throughout November but no promises.

Are any of you participating in NaNoWriMo? How’s it going so far? (Are you also a mess of emotions?)

Till next time,

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2019: Update 1

  1. Hey Jai Lynn!
    I totally hear you there about having an erratic mood because of Nano!! When I am working on a novel, my mood (at least partly) hinges on how well my novel is going. When my writing flows and I feel like the story is going somewhere, I feel happy and accomplished. But when my writing drags, then I start to doubt myself and my story and then it sucks haha 🙂
    Great job writing so far!! Sending you all the good writing vibes 🙂

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    1. Same, same!! When you are in love with the story you are writing, it’s so easy that all you want to do is write it and you feel great as you do it! But I know as soon as I sort of get lost in the story and lose my inspiration then all my words (and therefore the story) starts to suffer 😦 . In fact I just hit a road bump (and a lack of inspiration) but that sparked to a different idea and different way of writing the story which I’m pondering now…
      You are doing great though Sophie!! Keep going with Fog and your word count!! 😀 ❤

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      1. Yes writing moods have ups and downs 🙂 I do know the feeling of hitting road bumps (those aren’t fun!!) however it sounds like you’re finding a way around it! Thanks Jai Lynn! Wishing you all the best with writing too!

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