nanowrimo 2016 | last two days | it's over

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.


  1. Congrats for finishing! I'm sorry November was stressful for you, but at least you have another NaNo under your belt!

    1. Thank you, it was hard for me, but I at least I got something really good out of it!

  2. OMG I'm so amazed! Just because of school and other excuses I make for myself...I never can get up the courage to do NaNoWriMo. Just the fact that you pushed through and finished is AWESOME! Can't wait to hear more about your novel :)
    Kate @Read and Dream

    1. Even if you don't reach 50k it's worth it. I did it when I was in school the first time and I completely failed, but I learned so much just from writing everyday.