It’s Monday, which means it is time again to hook up with the dedicated readers of the Book Date Blog and start talking about the kinds of things we’re all currently reading. I read a couple of things last week that I am working on reviews for. I have a bunch of posts I need to edit, because I am still on the mend, it’s been pretty crazy.
November NaNoWriMo 2016 update
I finished. This was my second year using Scrivener and I was able to compile my daily tracking sheet (thank you Nano template) and hit just over 50,000 words (50,376 officially, but who is counting?). This software program has been amazing and totally part of my success. It makes me accountable and has the closest word count to actual count ratio I’ve seen in a while.
50,421 words and I finally finished it!
I can’t wait to edit the draft, but there is more time to do that later…
The important thing is that I FINISHED. It wasn’t in the 15 or 20 days I anticipated, but it was 21, with days in consideration for ‘off’ and no editing.
How is your NaNo coming along?
This weekend was not a fun weekend. While we were planning on some board gaming with friends, I was in bed until 5 pm on Saturday, so gaming was cancelled. I came out of bed for soup, and then went back to bed.
Sunday morning was a little of the same, this time I didn’t only use my sinus spray, but a saline spray and some painkillers. And, suffice to say that while I feel a little headache,
I have been honest about sharing my #NaNoWriMo journey this year, and while I’ve been doing this for a while, I realize that my experiences with the challenge are helping me a lot more than I anticipated.
Since I have been NaNoWriMo’ing since November 2003, I have won some and I have lost some (if we are keeping track, I am at 8 wins and 4 losses–without this year), but more than that, I have learned how I work best.
For example, I have done the whole planning and super organizational thing. But, I’ve also just done a general idea and fly by the seat of my pants (called ‘pantsing’ in the NaNo community). Both have lead to wins and losses. Thus, my list below that is sure to help veterans and newbies alike.
What an awesome day!
I started my novel very early this morning, and I also was able to turn back time, as it were, due to the time change. So an extra hour of sleep/writing was definitely appreciated. My mind is definitely in NaNo mode, because I had a very vivid dream about another story that I am not writing, but that had a villainess who had a dress that ended in blades and kept trying to make her way INTO my story—how weird is that?