Third Week – NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMoSo this has been a complete failure. A lot of people finish this challenge, but there are those of us who fail as well. I was so motivated to start, but not being able to write every single day killed the writing spirit a bit. During the last week I have written a total of 0 words. Zero. Not a single one.

So how should I deal with this failure?

Firstly, I will look at my achievements.

  • I have written over 10 000 words, which means the story is longer than anything I’ve written before.
  • The story I’m writing, I’ve fallen in love with it.
  • I know how many words I can write a day without problem.

Secondly, I will focus on them instead of the failure.

Thirdly, I will continue writing on this story even after NaNoWriMo has ended. If I can get this story to 50 000 words at any point it is an achievement.

How are you doing? Better I hope 😀 But if you are at the same page as me, don’t lose hope. Just continue writing a little every day and you will get to 50 000. Let’s make the comment section a motivation board.

Second Week – NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMoThis is bad. Really bad.

My first year as a NaNoWriMo participant has already become a joke. I don’t even know how far behind I am at the moment, and to be honest, I don’t want to know. However, I won’t give up! Even though there isn’t even a snow ball’s chance in hell that I will get to 50 000 words before the end on November, I am going to continue writing. I want to write a little bit every day, and try to reach those 1667 words. And then I’ll see where I am at the end.

So how is your writing going? Going to join me in the “writing but then life happens” corner or are you a fighter and will reach the 50 000 word goal at the end?

Happy writing to you all!

First Week – NaNoWriMo 2016

Warning: This will be a rant.

NaNoWriMoIt went so well. I wrote more than enough words every day. Then weekend came. And I think I wrote a 1000 words in total that weekend. I have a lot of writing to do this week if I want to be able to finish this challenge in time!

At the moment I have 7 613 words. I need 11 666 words. 4000 more today and then I’d be back in business. That’s too much. I’ve already written 1500+ today. 500 more and I could go to sleep happy. I had quite a good flow going but now it just stopped.

How will I solve this problem with being approximately 4000 words behind schedule? Well, I need to write at least 2000 words a day. And how will I do that? By writing until inspirations disappears and the continue writing.

My tip for writing without inspiration: Something amazing to drink. My choice is glögg (since it will soon be Christmas) or Mint Chocolate.

The best Christmas drink ever: Glögg [source]
How is your NaNoWriMo going? Meeting all the deadlines? Given up already? Struggling or having the time of your life?