tuesday november 29th
worked all day. tried to write.
words written: 850
word count: 43,200
wednesday november 30th
I have to write 6,800 words today. Compared to last year this isn't such a big deal, so I think I've got this!
11:00 am - Okay, I did the things I had to get out of the way to start writing. Let's go!
1:00 pm - I just participated in a 1k30min challenge in the NaNoWordSprints twitter, and I got 951 words! I was so close to getting the 1k, but still this is good!
1:21 pm - Total word count is currently 45,016. I'm going to go eat something, clean up a bit, and then come back.
3:52 pm - After an unexpected run to the post office, I'm back and writing.
5:53 pm - I have 3,968 words left to write, and about 6 hours. There's a 1k30min coming up at 5:55, hopefully I can get close to 1,000 more words.
7:36 pm - Only 3,000 words left!
9:36 pm - Just finished another sprint, and I'm up to 48,582 words right now. I'm getting there!
10:32 pm - Had some pizza and got up to 49,063. Ahhh!!! I'm so close!! I'm gonna go put on my winner shirt that I pre-ordered and at one point thought I would have to throw out.
11:17 pm - I did it. I actually did it. I won NaNoWriMo for the second time with 50,061 words written total.
words written: 6,861
total words written: 50,061
summary // november 2016
This month was insane to say the least. I knew I was setting myself up for a challenge attempting to take on NaNoWriMo once again. This was my third year attempting it and I thought maybe last year's win was a fluke, so I needed to prove it to myself that I could do it especially a year where I had an idea for a story that I loved. I hit a point where I honestly thought that there was no way I was going to make it. That time during the election and the week and that follow were really tough for me. I didn't feel like writing anything, and when I did I was just pushing myself to write anything for the sake of writing.
Then I hit a point around Thanksgiving where I was stressing myself out in more ways than one. Work was killing me. The aftermath of the election was constant. The holiday/gift buying stress was beginning. And then ultimately the panic of whether or not I could catch up with the word count.
Overall I'm glad I did it. It pushed me in more ways than one and I proved it to myself which is the most important part of it all. I also now have a base of as story that I can continue to work with.