Ironic Update – NaNo15

Day 13 of NaNoWriMo.

Current Word Count: 20,621.

Ah, irony. I had a feeling that this would happen immediately after I post a list about increasing word count, lol.

So, it’s nearly the half-way point and I’m behind on my word count and I hesitated blogging about it because of the awkward timing, but these updates are essential to keeping track of my process this month and I prefer to be honest over falsely accomplished.

Today, I will be employing every single tip and trick I listed and some that I didn’t list because they were less about NaNo and more about plain writing/literature exercises. My goal is to write 15,000 words before midnight (it’s 3:45 p.m. right now).

To make it 15k in 12 hours, I’ll place a late deadline of 3:45 am..

If you look at the screenshot I took for this NaNo’s stats, you’ll notice that there are a couple days without a single word written including yesterday. Today is the first day I’m behind on the 50k goal, but I’m far behind on my goal of 75k. I feel slightly guilty about falling behind, but it gives me another short challenge of my own to tackle.

2015 NaNo

And Week Three is coming fast. I have this weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) to complete my novella entirely.

I believe it can be done. I know it can be done. I want it to be done.

But, can I do it?

I know I can.

However, will I actually do it?

…I wish I could say yes, but I have no true idea whether I will be successful in this arbitrary challenge I’ve set for myself. I want to be successful though.

These last few days have been rough. I had a bout of depression a couple nights ago, as well as keep getting distracted by my other ideas, projects, life, books I want to read, novels/stories that I set on the backburners… how many backburners do I have by now? Maybe I need a larger stovetop… or to finish a meal already.

Anyways, it’s time to focus, get in the zone, and write, write, WRITE! :D

And for other NaNoWriMo writers also hurrying to catch up this weekend…

Good luck! – Dominika

4 thoughts on “Ironic Update – NaNo15

  1. Dominika, I just discovered your blog, and was so impressed by your consistent dedication. It is obvious that you will reach your goals. Thank you for all the tips to help other writers.

  2. 15k is a lot but it’s definitely doable. A couple more big spikes in your word count like before, and you’ll hit the 50k before the end of the month. Good luck!!

    1. I agree it’s doable, but I forgot that I had some editing to catch up on before actually writing. I managed to finish 5k last night, so I’m going to piece-meal it over the weekend of 5k every night to make the 15k. ^_^ Thanks for the luck!

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