National Novel Writing Month? Completed it. (days 16-18)

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series National Novel Writing Month 2017

DAY SIXTEEN

Written 17/11/2017 for 16/11/2017

After a zero-day, you have to rally.

It’s not enough to look back and say you’ve done loads recently, so it’s okay. Or even to say that you’re well over target, so it doesn’t matter.

It’s a psychological thing. Two bad days in a row and you start to struggle. Or at least, I do.

So I wanted a good day. I needed a good day, and I wasn’t sure I was going to get one. I’m still up North on holiday and I didn’t think I’d get the time.

But then, I did.

Yay.


Words to “win” NaNoWriMo: 50,000


Words for par, Day 16: 26,666


Words written: 5,681


Total words: 42,680


Words over Target: 16,014


Average per day: 2,668


Remaining: 7,370


So it sucks to have a zero-day, but the stats are good. In the last four days, I’ve had the zero, but then three days where I hit over 5,000 words.

I doubt I’ll get anywhere near that today, but I’d like to hit over 1,500.

I’ll see how it goes.


DAY SEVENTEEN

Written 18/11/2017 for 17/11/2017

Less than 5,000 words to go!!


Words to “win” NaNoWriMo: 50,000


Words for par, Day 17: 28,333


Words written: 2,523


Total words: 45,153


Words over Target: 16,820


Average per day: 2,656


Remaining: 4,847


Okay, I know I normally write a bit.

I know that’s what gets you through the week.

But it’s 20 past nine am now and I won’t be able to write after midday.

In fact, I’m leaving at midday and I’m not dressed and there’s breakfast to come.

Basically, I don’t have very much writing time today and I want to get as close as possible to finishing the 50,000 words if you don’t very much mind.

Thanks.


DAY EIGHTEEN

Written 19/11/2017 for 18/11/2017

Well, NaNoWriMo has hardly been a ticking clock thriller for me.

I started badly and had a couple of rubbish days between then and now. Even a rare zero day.

But I’m still done.

NaNoWriMo 50,000 words complete as of 18th November 2017 with 510 words change.

Well done me.


Words to “win” NaNoWriMo: 50,000


Words for par, Day 18: 30,000


Words written: 5,357


Total words: 50,510


Words over Target: 20,510


Average per day: 2,806


Remaining: -510


Now, despite ‘completing’ NaNoWriMo the book isn’t finished, and I would still like to do it in November.

It’s going to be tough, given I still have at least half to go with less than half the month less available to me, but I’m going to try.

It’s Sunday, bang on midday as I write this sentence.

I’ll get some done this afternoon and tomorrow when I write Day 19, I’ll create a new set of stats to deal with the shifting nature of the challenge.

See you then.

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International worst selling author Mark Ayre has been writing since before he could pick up a pen (somehow). Recently he is taking the internet by storm with his Man vs Bookshelf Challenge where he aims to read the 210 books on his bookshelf in 210 weeks, reviewing them on his blog and Goodreads along the way. He is also publishing books on Amazon, his most recent being the family suspense novel, Poor Choices, which you can find here.

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