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NaNo Day 19 – Slumped Again

Number 19

I didn’t make my word count for day 19! I wrote 759 words which is still much better than nothing. I guess fighting a cold is just wearing me out. I fell asleep at my computer again!!! Grrr!

So yeah, I guess sleepiness is an issue, yet I go to bed and don’t sleep well because I didn’t get my full word count in.

I am wondering if part of the reason I have been falling asleep at my computer is that I am bored, or dread sitting at it and typing. I think I need to change it up a bit and write long hand. Yeah, I did mention it in one of my last posts and did have the intentions of doing it, but never did. This time, I mean it. I have everything set to do so. I have never written long hand for NaNo before so we’ll see how things go.

How are you doing on your word count? Any tips or tricks you’ve discovered to help yourself though NaNo?



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NaNo Day 19 – Keepin’ On

Number 19

NaNo Day 19…ugh! My mind is running a big sluggish at the moment. It would seem I caught my daughter’s cold. I’ve had  a sore throat for a few days and this morning when I tried to talk my voice would crack. So I’ve been feeling more run down than usual, but it won’t stop me from trying to reach my word count.

I have dinner to go make, then usual nighttime routine before my writing time begins. Last night both twins made it to Memphis. The unexpected event I had thought was going to happen has not happened yet. Really need to make something happen here.

I feel like my story is dragging a bit before I get to the bigger events. I can’t focus too much on that right now though. That will have to come with the editing later.

I’m off for now. Dinner time!



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NaNo Day 18 – Almost

Number 18


I was short on the word count for the day. I ended up having a good conversation with my husband for about an hour and a half when I normally would be doing NaNo. The conversation was important though so it was good we had it.

After the conversation I wrote for about an hour until midnight and typed just over 1,000. So close but still need to make up a few hundred words. It’s okay though. I am learning it’s important not to beat myself up and to be happy for the word count I did get!

Total word count so far: 34,034


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NaNo Day 11 – Waiting For The Time!

Today is Day 11!!! Week Two of NaNoWriMo!

Phew! I’ve made it this far along with so many other NaNoWriMos!! Let’s give ourselves a pat on the back!

Week two will prove to be tough I am sure. With the excitement wearing off of an anticipated adventure with your characters and new scenes. If you’re at a point like me, writing is getting a bit harder and I’m finding holes in my story, or parts of my story are not fitting with other parts. I am making notes and moving on in the direction I’d like my story to go. I don’t have time now to go through and play editor. That’s what we’re NOT supposed to do and I think I have learned how to do that pretty well… uh… most of the time.

It’s not quite time to NaNo yet. First I must make dinner. Having Fettuccine Alfredo with Beef Tips, then family time, then daughter to bed, and THEN time to write!!!

Off to make dinner!

Good job to those who are done writing for the day and good luck to those who are currently writing, or are going to write!

May God guide your every pen, or keystroke!


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NaNo Day 10 – Mission Complete!

Number 10


Just had my NaNo session for the past two three hours. I had a bout of writer’s block for a bit, but I managed to get through that with God‘s help and with my husband being a sounding board (Thank you!).  I was able to write 2,036 words today, so that is over the minimum word count! Yay! It’s good to be ahead. I know I’ll need that advantage come Thanksgiving when I’ll be doing the cooking!

Well I am off to bed. Can barely stay awake any longer.

God bless, good luck, and good night!


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NaNo Day 10 – Getting Ready!

Number 10


It’s a chilly Sunday night here! Sitting by the pellet stove all cozy in my slippers, jeans, and sweater. I had a gluten free grilled cheese and ham sandwich for diner and some ice cream. Soon it will be time to get my daughter into bed and then I’ll be able to shoot for my word count tonight.

I have had such a long and busy day with church and then visiting with my in-laws. We have been home about an hour so I feel a bit disoriented because I’m out of my normal routine, but that is good sometimes. Just means I’ll have to go back and read some of my story before I start typing tonight. Totally fine, just means it’ll take a little more time.

Well, I think I will go now and get my favorite fuzzy pjs on, get some hot tea and get ready to write!

God bless and good luck!


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10th Day of NaNo

Today I surpassed the word count needed for today. My novel is just over 17,000 and I still have a bit to go until I get to the end of this one section. I know how I envisioned this story when I started it but I don’t think it is taking the turn that I wanted but a far different turn than expected. With that being the case, I’m not sure if this book will reach 50,000 words, which is not good. I need to figure out something, so I think I will take the time to do that. Just hope I can come up with something that works for the best.

I originally started writing this novel as a testament to my Christian journey talking about some of the trials I have been through and how God has gotten me through them. The problem is, with each trial, they could either be sections in a book, or books on their own. I’m not sure which way I want to go with them. I am think I am liking a less cluttered approach and may use each trial as a new book…hmmm but then I think that may take away from what I was trying to do with this book. (sighs) I guess I’ll just type the whole manuscript up and decide from there. Maybe that is the better way to go. See it as a whole manuscript first and then see how I like it. If I leave it as a whole manuscript then I should be able to reach if not surpass the 50,000 by the end of the month. That would be cool! Guess we’ll see what happens.

How is everyone else doing? Are you making your word count each day? Best of luck to everyone!

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3rd Day of NaNo – Update

Here is 10:51AM and I have surpassed today’s word count. I made up the words I was behind and then some. I have 10% of my novel complete so far and now have just over 5,000 words. I’m doing well so far. How is everyone else meeting their goals? Are you finding it difficult to find encouragement or inspiration each day? How do you get inspired to start your day of NaNo-ing?

I am taking a break for now. I may get back to working on my book later tonight, but we’ll see what all happens in the course of the day. Best of luck everyone!

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3rd Day of NaNo

Today marks the third day of the November NaNo! So far I have just over 3,300 words. I’m a little behind in my word count but I believe I will be caught up today, so long as my two year old daughter doesn’t steal my ipad from me again! lol She has some preschool puzzles on the ipad that she absolutely loves and she is a wiz on the ipad. Makes a little scared how smart she is. So far she is learning better through technology than through books. Ah well! I do what I can on my ipad.

I use the program Novel in 30 to help me write my novel for NaNo. It’s a program that is only available on the ipad and helps you write a novel in however many days you set, and you can also set the word count. I set mine to 30 days and for 50,000 words just like NaNo. And this tells me how many words I need to write each day, how many words I have written each day, and if I am behind schedule. The con I see with this is that this program is not available for the PC would be so cool if they made it for the PC and made it so you can sync your stories no matter which device you were using.

Anyway, best wrap this up and get to my story! Good luck everyone! And God bless!