Staying the Course: Finishing Week 3 of NaNoWriMo

Well, Week 3 of NaNoWriMo 2015 has concluded and I am still “in it to win it.” I am writing something every day.I  am pushing through to beat the excuses of not having time and trying to focus on my project, despite many other writing deadlines. 

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Okay, let’s get the accountability stuff out of the way. Here are my stats for Week 3:

  • Total Words Written 21,867 
  • Words Remaining 28,133
  • Current Day 22 
  • Days Remaining 9
  • At This Rate You Will Finish On December 21, 2015
  • Words Per Day To Finish On Time 3,126

This is a tall order to finish before 30 November 2015.  But, not impossible. I am planning for some writing sprints this week.  We shall see.

Now, more importantly, here are a few things I have learned about “writer self” in Week 3.

  • I need to schedule my writing sessions for this project because there are too many other priorities (in other words paid writing work) pulling for my “rear in chair” time.
  • I am an early morning creative writer.
  • I need external deadlines (I tend to let my self-imposed deadlines pass).
  • I don’t really believe in “Writer’s Block” (more about this at another time).
  • I really do like my writing project. Every time I go back and review my research I am amazed at the complexity of the story.
  • I enjoy the process of storyboarding and I could not get through NaNoWriMo without Scrivener for Mac and Windows (It was so worth buying both versions).

Week 4 is underway. Will I win?  Stay tuned…

If you are still in it too…I’d love to hear how you are doing.

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