NaNoWriMo: A Tough Week


Last week was filled with hills and valleys, but I’m still inspired and kicking. For the most part, I’ve been able to keep up with my NaNoWriMo schedule, but there were two days that did not cooperate with my writing goals.

The first of those days was beyond my control. I ended up succumbing to a pretty bad sinus infection and headache. When I turned on my computer and everything was blurry, I knew writing was out of the question. I worked on Novel #2 in my head, but as we all know that is not the same thing as actually making the revisions.

The second no-write day was totally my fault. My new obsession with knitting got the best of me and I totally lost track of time. I recently learned how to knit on needles (instead of a loom) and it is far more addicting that I previously thought. My aunt tried to warn me, but I didn’t believe her! There is nothing more lethal to a writing schedule than beautiful Norwegian wool and a new pattern for a cowl. I shall have to be more mindful of that from now on!

Despite two instances of a zero word count, I’m still on track thanks to a couple of writing sessions that resulted in word counts of over a thousand.

Ugh. I hate that zero!

Another zero, but I’m still on track!

So far, I am ahead of schedule with my revised word count total of 6,592. To stay on track, I’ll need to have 7,500 words revised by November 15th. At this point, I’m pretty confident of hitting that benchmark.

I’ll pop in later this evening with today’s word count total. Thanks to everyone for stopping by to leave comments both here and on Twitter and Facebook. Your encouragement is an amazing source of motivation!

UPDATE: The total revised word count for today is 1,476. Yay!

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c.b.w. 2012