Novel 1, Day 33: NaNoWriMo Sprints Are The Only Kind Of Sprints For Me

T. Cole Williams My Noveldom Quest, NaNoWriMo 2019, Novel 1, Writer's Trench Leave a Comment

It’s day two of NaNoWriMo and I spent my time in a Writer’s Trench sprint-athon. I still haven’t hit 5,000 words in a day yet, but it’s the weekend everybody, so calm down, just calm TF down!

TODAY’S NANO LOWDOWN:

I tapped out four chapters today; not the five that I pronounced I’d accomplish yesterday for today when today looked so far off and full of potential. Alas, four chapters in a day is still pretty fuckin’ stellar.

FINAL WORD COUNT

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Today was a blast of a writing day! I wrote about bitch-slapping the President of the United States (not the current one…ish), about an army of children escaping from the underground confines of the White House, about two spies getting caught by their prey, and about a conspiracy theorist writer who needs to stop listening to her boyfriend’s erratic “hot tips” lest she spend another weekend trolling the sewers of D.C.

HURDLE OF THE DAY

MAINTAINING

I was averaging around 1,500 words per chapter until chapter three came around, then I sunk to 1,000 words, and then 500+ words for chapter four. Keeping the pace was tough today, simply because it’s the weekend and I didn’t want to be stuck at my desk all afternoon.

I also didn’t remember to plug my writing stats into my NaNoWriMo profile, so now it’ll look like I didn’t write on November 2nd…fooey.

TODAY’S WINS & LOSSES

WINS:

LOSSES:

I got four chapters written today, my crew! No, they’re not complete, they’re in fact very rough drafts. But NaNo isn’t about creating perfect work, it’s about creating. Period. And today I created four kickass chapters from scenes I developed during Preptober using my scene outlines checkpoint. I may have forgotten to log my word count for my NaNo profile, but I didn’t forget to write, and that’s what’s important!

SENTENCE OF THE DAY

“Whatever the cause of the attack, I never expected the result of it to be hundreds of thousands of children sprinting out of the depths of the White House rubble, their faces disheveled, their clothes in tatters, their arms slashed up and syringed, clearly having just recently been manhandled by - who else could I assume but - someone working within the confines of the White House.”
- Heely Dibble

TOMORROW’S NANO AGENDA

Tomorrow – Sunday – I plan on cruising through whatever inspires me. I’ve got five chapters so far and 6,327 words for my WIP. At this rate, NaNo predicts I’ll hit my 50,000 word allotment by November 24th. Which means…I won’t be taking tomorrow too seriously.

But here’s what I want to get accomplished:

  • Write a chapter from a villain’s perspective,
  • Write a major scene – not just the next chapter on the list,
  • Brainstorm more possibilities for the ending.

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