NaNoWriMo Day 17

Day 17

This was a tough week, no doubt. I fell behind on my word counts and boy does that add up fast! So this is just a quick check-in to let you know I’m still writing. Today I reached slightly more than the halfway point.

This week I jumped around a bit in the writing timeline. I got stuck at one point and jumped ahead to keep the words going.

Today I did more out of order writing but  the story is falling into place nicely now. That is in big part to help I got from the Young Writers Group. I asked them to help me brainstorm what could happen after giving them a very brief synopsis of the story and they came through! There were some laughs because some of the ideas were really out there but all of a sudden one of the ideas was good and everyone kept adding on to it. I was typing like crazy to keep up. So a huge thanks to that group!

Another thing that’s helping me is a book that I bought. It’s the No Plot? No Problem by Chris Baty who started this whole crazy thing. The book is funny and but also very helpful.

As of today, day 17, my word count is 25,709!

If you are participating, how are you doing?

And again, if you have any tips to share, I’ll take them.

Keep on writing!

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Day 17

  1. Douglas A Hlousek says:

    Good for you, I think! I’m fine tuning the memoir. Finding that things are out of order, or are too detailed. Had to split one chapter, as it was more than twice the pages of the others. The last ten years needs to be flushed out, but at least I have a semi-finished draft complete. Takes time!

    • I’m impressed by your discipline and dedication to working on your memoir. It’s like working on a puzzle isn’t it? Making sure all the pieces are there and in the right place. I look forward to reading it when it’s done.

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