NaNoWriMo 2018- Day Fifteen

Okay, I am totalled for the day. 1400 words or so tonight. 1707 for the day. 32092 in total.

This first week back at work while doing NaNo has been harder than I thought. I am tempted to drop my daily target a little. I am still a good four days ahead, but that said if I pull my finger out and do a few more words at lunchtime, some before work then the evening session won’t be as demanding. I’m also still fighting a lingering poxy cough/cold, which keeps swinging back and kicking my arse! So I’ll be getting some cold capsules and getting that off my back over the weekend.

That’s enough whining for now. I’m off to bed, so I’m ready to start again tomorrow!


NaNoWriMo 2018- Day Fourteen

A super quick post tonight, as I am super tired. I’ve written 1969 for a total of 30385 on the NaNo story. I’m super stoked to pass the 30k mark. I was at 1400 or so half an hour ago and it wasn’t easy pushing myself so I’d hit target. Once I did though it came quite easily.

I did also write 344 on PE3, which puts my total for the day at 2313 and 32006 words for the month overall.

That’s it for now. I’m going to bed.

NaNoWriMo 2018- Day Thirteen

Just a quick little post today. I’ve written 1720 today for a total of 28416 words overall.

I’ve slacked off tonight, big time. I got the last few words to push me past the daily minimum by joining in a couple of sprints on my local NaNo group. I’ll be at a Write-In tomorrow night but come Thursday I’m going to try and focus and get my words down without interrupting myself.

Time to shut down for the night and watch a movie.

NaNoWriMo 2018- Day Twelve

My word count for today is 1675 for a today of 26696 words for the month.

I knew today would be a change of pace from the last week. Having all the time in the world to write was an awesome luxury to have but I’m back in the real world today. I did hit the word count I wanted, although didn’t get past it at all. I’m okay with that. Now is all about pacing myself and not trying to smash out as many words as I can.

What I’ve got to try and keep is the focus I had last week. When I sit down to write I’ve really got keep the flow going as I have done while making the most of small slots of time I might have. I know I’m going to get a few times when I’ve got a few minutes to spare and that’s when I’ll be doing what I think of as snatching words. This can sometimes feel like I’m writing a little disjointed but I think it’s likely not as bad as I think it is.

This is when NaNo really kicks in for me. This is when I have to step up and manage my time properly.

NaNoWriMo 2018-Day Eleven

Today I wrote 2341 for a today of 25021. I am averaging 2274 words a day which rocks! I did them all at the write-in today, which was a lot of fun. I am now four days ahead of the target, which will most likely free fall when I get back to work this coming week.

I do need to go out and do the cliche writer thing of sitting in a coffee shop and write more often. I always get words written when I do.

This next week is going to be interesting. I have been on a role this past week, but I’ve had the week off and all the time in the world to write. This coming week I’ve got work and getting back into the routine of everyday life. That will mean trying to hit the 1667 words a day with less time. It almost seems daunting right now, but it isn’t. All I have to do is break it down like I’ve done in the past. A few words in the morning (if I’m awake enough) before work. A few more during my lunch break, then wrap the word count up in the evening. Sounds easy, right? It’s not but it’s very doable.

My aim is a simple one, 1667 words a day. Once I hit that I’ll be happy.

NaNoWriMo 2018- Day Ten

After A slow start I hit the word count and rolled past it to 2074 for a total of 22680 words  for NaNo.

I didn’t get much else done today. I finished up about 2pm sort of time and then did some gaming (I wrapped up Gears Of War: Judgement). I do want to get stuck into PE3 again, but that can wait for December if need be.

It has been somewhat of a lowkey day if I’m honest. I am happy I passed 2k again. I’m still three days ahead which I think will start dropping off once I’m back at work next week. I’d really like a 3k day tomorrow to up that buffer a bit more but I’ll see how that goes. I am hosting a Write-In tomorrow which should push those numbers up a little.

I forgot to mention yesterday but I had an article published on The Gingernuts of Horror website as part of their Alice In Summerland series. This series looks at the works of Alice Cooper and my contribution focuses on his album, Trash. Please go over and check it, and the rest of the series out.

NaNoWriMo 2018- Day Nine

Today, was a solid effort. I wrote 2592 words for a total of 20606 words overall. I also passed 300k on my lifetime NaNo word count. I pushed myself a little further today to hit that 300k. I was hoping to get work down on other projects today but we had a house full this morning which was more distracting than I was expecting.

This is my eighth year doing NaNo. My lowest was 20464 and the most I’ve written was 58558 and I’m feeling incredibly engaged this year. I’m hoping my experience will hold when I get back to work and don’t have as much time to commit to writing, and there is always the chance life will through a curveball. Time will tell on that.

As for the rest of my time off from work. Tonight I’m at a friends birthday party. Then tomorrow I have the day to myself. I’m going to hit the NaNo minimum for the day and then do some work on PE3 if I can. With PE3 I’m pretty sure how I’m going to end it, but had been stuck on how I was getting there. I think I’ve figured it out now though.

On Sunday I have a Write-In in Gravesend that should be a lot of fun and then it’s back to work on Monday.

Right, time to make myself presentable.