NaNoWriMo Week One – Recap

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I survived NaNoWriMo week one, and while I didn’t hit the daily goal, I did come close. Of course today isn’t over yet and I might just get back to it, but if not that’s okay too.

I feel like I can be proud of the work I did this week, between working long hours and taking care of sick kiddos ending the week with 6,040 words is a pretty good start. I’ve been entering my updated word count daily, and so far my week’s stats looked like this:

  • Thursday, November 1st – 1,521 words (Completed Chapter One).
  • Friday, November 2nd – 847 words (Completed half of Chapter Two).
  • Saturday, November 3rd – 1,191 words (Completed Chapter Two, Completed half of Chapter Three).
  • Sunday, November 4th – 2,479 words (Completed Chapters Three and Four, and almost Completed Chapter Five).

Friday was my lowest word count day, but I feel like Saturday was my weakest writing. I am looking forward to finishing and editing already! Sunday has been my best day so far, both in word count and work level – I have been pretty proud of the work I’ve done today.

Tracking word counts is helpful for seeing my progress throughout November, but I think it will also be helpful for identifying when and where I do my best work. For example, Sunday I participated in a write in away from the house and with the motivation of other writers with me. I will be intrigued to see if that pattern keeps up or if I find any other patterns in my writing times.

I’m pretty happy with my beginning of the month, if you’re participating how are things going for you? I’d love to hear about your experience with NaNoWriMo. Let me know, either in the comments or feel free to contact me directly through the contact page or via email:


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