NaNoWriMo: Week 1

The first week of NaNoWriMo is over, so it’s time for a quick update on my progress.  I wasn’t very confident that I would be able to succeed in this year’s NaNoWriMo, but the first week went surprisingly well, and has proven to be a confidence booster.  The first draft of my novel is going smoothly.  The words are coming fairly easy, and the story is gaining in depth and detail with each day.  But in true NaNoWriMo style, it’s all about the word count, so none of that matters when ultimately judging my NaNoWriMoprogress.  Here’s what I’ve written so far: 

Nov 1—1,763 words
Nov 2—1,704 words
Nov 3—2,134 words
Nov 4—1,729 words
Nov 5—1,813 words
Nov 6—1,705 words
Nov 7—2,458 words
Total (week 1)—13,306 words

I’m averaging 1,901 words/day.  That puts me on pace for 57,030 words, which will get me over half way through my novel by the end of November.  Of course, not all of the words I’ve written this week were good words, but at this stage, I just need to get the words down and capture the essence the of the story (and that makes the NaNoWriMo approach perfect). 

So after one week, I’m on NaNoWriMo track.  Now I just need to keep plowing forward.  If I can keep this pace for another week, I’ll feel a lot more confident I can make it to the end.

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About D. Thomas Minton

Writer of speculative fiction
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5 Responses to NaNoWriMo: Week 1

  1. Marc Schuster says:

    Impressive! Keep going!

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