Word Count: the same
Word Count: the same
Word Count: 17, 023 (up 824)
Word Count: 17, 147 (up 1436)
Word Count: 17,847 (up 700)
Day 20 – 21
Word Count: 17, 847
Total: 18, 586 (up 1439)
Okay, so I can’t believe that it’s already November 22. Where did the month go?! This past week went by so fast! I wrote in the in-betweens. It was a week of tire switches and oil changes, of doctor’s appointments and busy work days. On Thursday evening, I was given an award from the University of Windsor and I spent the day getting my hair done and getting all dolled up for the event. I squeezed out a poem that I would later read at the event as my speech (more on this in another post! poem included!). Friday was a PA Day which meant the kids were home (so I was ‘mom’-ing) and my mentoring meeting was pushed to Friday morning. Friday evening I had dinner with a friend I hadn’t seen in way toooo long and we ate and talked and laughed for three hours! It was amazing.
As far as writing is going, I’m still writing a whackload of words a day – it’s just that some are not for my novel. Gah. When I work on my novel though, it’s been really great. I’ve only had one day when I felt like I wasn’t sure what to write. I know why this happened – it’s because I wrote myself into a corner – and it shifted the plot too close to the end. So I let it sit. Then deleted a bit. And waited a bit more. Being busy in the rest of my life helps. It gives my story mind a break, and then I get excited about sitting down to write when the moments open up. The next time I sat down to write – it was smooth sailing again.
I’ve been writing between 4-5pm, after I pick the kids up from school, and then before bed between 9-11pm. Saturday night I wrote for just over an hour between 9 and 10pm and I could barely keep up with the words pouring out of my head through my fingertips.
Overall, in my writing life, I feel like I’m saying yes to too many things that aren’t my novel (!), and yet, I’m getting joy from these things as well. What happens though, is that when I sit down to write – I’m on it.
Since I’ve been working on Hangman (my novel – that’s the title) for two years, I actually have more words than what’s showing in my NaNoWriMo total because I’m only counting what I’ve written this month.
My total word count overall is: 57, 636 (Can I get a ‘heck ya’ up in here?!)
I’m close to the end. Will likely come in just over 60k – and then through the editing process gain more. I’m looking forward to editing. As I’m writing I know where I have to go back and fix things. I’ve got my editors and readers ready to read. Then it’s more revisions and edits. My goal is to have it agent-ready by mid-December. If I keep working this hard – and harder – I will reach this goal.
Phew. Now that I wrote all this and shared it – it makes it even more real! Yikes.
Off to shop with the kids…Back to the words later.
How’s your writing going these days?