Saturday, November 5, 2016

NaNoWriMo Day 5 - caught up, until tomorrow

I had a job this morning. Then a break. Then a long piece of work.

I knew this going into the day so I took my laptop so I could write during that three hour gap. I managed to get caught up in my NaNoWriMo word count.

I did some thinking on the page.

And I let the character lead the way and just observed, writing as she went, and did not try to force her back into the little bubble I created as a frame for this year's novel. It went much better that way. I thought that this year I had a good idea. No, I had a good idea which was worth trying and I did, but I got a little stuck so I decided to move on and, again, let the characters take the lead.

This is my fun part. It gets messy, sure. But it's fine. I enjoy putting words on the page and/or screen. I love letting the language flow and letting it be whatever it will be and seeing where it goes. So I did. And it moved.

I believe I'm through the little stumbling place and will be back on track.

And I wrote a lot of words today and got caught up with the daily average word count target. Until midnight. Then it starts again and I have another chunk to go.

That, my friends and followers, is NaNoWriMo.

Go, go, go.

My ending word count for Day Five is 8,436.


  1. How did you make this or find this. I'm a huge whovian and fell in love as soon as i saw this lat year.

    1. Hi, Deanna - I did not make this. And I honestly don't remember where this came from. It may have been in the website. There is usually a calendar thread in the forums. You can also try a search for nanowrimo calendar - which I just did with Google images - and this one came up in the early choices.