Just finished my third chapter of the day so there are five left before the entire manuscript is finished.
I'm gonna get up as soon as I wake up tomorrow, whatever time that is and Steve said to turn the light on as low as possible and not expect any conversation which is fine by me 'cos I'll have me headphones on!
Just finished the second chapter of the day. Was really hoping for at least double that, but it obviously just wasn't meant to be today 😞
Gonna write at least one more chapter before I head to bed and I'm gonna come down as soon as I wake up tomorrow, even if it's the early hours 'cos I was so motivated and ready to go at 4am this morning but didn't want to wake Steve up so stayed in bed until 8am when I had zero motivation left.
Not gonna happen tomorrow though... gonna come down as soon as I wake up tomorrow, no matter what time it is!
We're having a take-away for tea. Only 11 chapters and 16k words to write then the entire 75k word novel is finished in only two weeks. That means that, in theory, I could write a 150k word novel during NaNo if I really wanted to, which is triple what the total challenge is that I really struggled with the first year I did it! Look at me go now though... 51k written in only 9 days and, potentially, 75k written in 14 days!
Gonna write chapter 40 while I'm eating me take away then head to bed for a reasonably early night for a change!
Finished writing another chapter this morning and made a start on the second chapter of the day.
This chapter is discussing the Higher Uppers who have discovered the start of the two main character's relationship. The main characters think that the Higher Upper who spotted them was just in training because they weren't all-seeing, but a thousand words from now and they will really move their relationship to a slightly more physical relationship now that they've shared their first kiss and been caught!
It's only taken 3.5 hours to write the second chapter of the day and the virus scan is at 93% so I'm gonna try and squeeze one last chapter in before I head to bed so that I've got time to back up everything too. Hopefully the third chapter of the day will be quicker to write than the first one of the day lol
Considering I spent the previous five days writing 6k words a day, I've struggled with even 1,500 today!
I tried to start writing at 8am and it's not quite 6pm now and I've only just written those 1,500 words.
Hoping to get at least one more chapter written today, while I wait for the weekly virus scan to finish, but there's no way I'm allowed a J2O today, considering it's taken almost 10 hours to write a quarter of the reward word count!
Got 4.5 hours to write the next chapter in (because hopefully the virus scan will be finished and my laptop will be backed up) then I'm heading to bed, feeling very disappointed with myself. 😞
Just finished chapter 34 which is my fourth chapter of the day and it finished at exactly 51k words.
I finished NaNo2018 after only 9 days and I'm hoping to finish the whole 75k word novel by the 14th.
Already had my J2O and Steve's ordered a celebratory tea for us too.
It's too late and dark for a bath now, so I'm gonna have one tomorrow morning instead. Relax for an hour or so then start the non-pressured chapters cos there are just over 2 weeks to do 24k words in which is less than a chapter a day which is nothing compared to the last 9 days!!
Just written the 50,000th word so NaNo has officially come to a successful end for me again. Still got 989 words to write to finish off the chapter and 24,989 words to finish the entire novel, but as of now there's no more pressure to write four chapters a day unless I want to.
I'm going to try to keep writing four chapters a day so that I can complete the 75k in two weeks, but as of now, NaNo is over for another year and the only pressure I'm under is what I put on myself.
Means I can focus on my ESA thing now that I've finished NaNo for another year.
If you're doing NaNo, keep writing your novel and you'll get yours finished too... just keep writing as much as you can for the rest of the month!
Less than 500 words left to write then I've completed 2018's NaNo... I can almost taste those two cans of J2O and that take away now! 25,500 words to write to finish the entire novel too, which is just as good 'cos it'll be 75k words in two weeks then!
After a slow and very late start, I've just finished me third chapter of the day so I've just got one more to write before I can have another J2O and celebrate.
Hopefully that'll be by about 8pm then I'll head to bed, but because I'll have taken my prescription before 6pm, I'll have another early morning tomorrow and it's looking good to be finished a day sooner than I was thinking too 'cos I'm currently at 43,500 words, plus another 1,500 words from the fourth chapter takes us up to 45,000 words so it's only 5,000 words to write tomorrow then which is just over 3 chapters so I'll be comfortably finished NaNo if I write the final 4 chapters tomorrow after only 9 days then I've got the other 25k words to write to finish the MS which means that, in theory at least, I'll have written 75k words in a fortnight!
Considering I didn't complete my very first NaNo because of writer's block, I can comfortably complete triple that in the same amount of time and still have time to get back into my normal headspace before the end of November!
I hope that, if you're taking part in NaNo this year, you're coping OK with it too... keep on keeping on and doing your best to finish it. You can do it... I'll be here with you every step of the way!
It only took 2.5 hours instead of double that to get the first chapter of the day written, so I'm gonna take my prescription when the third chapter is finished, write the fourth chapter, celebrate with a J2O then head to bed.... hopefully reasonably early tonight!
It's not even 4.30pm yet, but I've achieved the same today as I did on Monday and yesterday, so I'm gonna stop for something to eat for a bit now then get at least one more chapter written, but I'm hoping for two if at all possible so that I can beat another record for me and write 9,000 words in one day! How awesome would that be?!
Just finished writing my third chapter of the day, so I'm gonna find something for lunch now then make a start on the fourth, celebrate with a J2O and potentially write my fifth and sixth chapters of the day too!
72% of the way through NaNo in a week, so that's just over 10% a day, which is awesome!
Just short of 2 hours later and I'm half way through my personal daily target.
If I keep on at this speed I'll be finished by 5pm!!
If I am, I'll treat myself to a J2O as my reward and try and write a fifth and possibly a sixth chapter before bed time! How awesome would that be, considering three chapters a day was a struggle for the first three or four days!
It's not even 11am yet and I've already written the first chapter of the day.
Hopefully I'll get another four chapters written so that I can have my third J2O reward again.
Gotta remember that they have travellators instead of stairs and the option to have either real food if they want the texture or pill form if they just need to stop their bellies from rumbling... you watch me forget by the end of the day though! lol
Currently 66% of the way through NaNo and it's not even been a week yet!
By the end of this chapter I'll be 60% of the way through NaNo and it hasn't even been a week yet! It's the getting the first couple of chapters written that I find hardest in any longer WIP but now that I'm over that hurdle I'm well away with it!
Just finished my 4th chapter of the day, so not only have I already half finished NaNo, I've reached the target I set myself and I'll be finished by the 10th as long as I keep the motivation going and write as much as I have today (6,000 words in 9 hours) which is another new record for me! 🎉🎉🎉
Just gotta do battle with the last chapter now, but that'll be after I've finished NaNo 'cos that'll be the final chapter, rather than the word count that I'm going to be looking for then.
Gonna get my can of J2O in celebration now 'cos I definitely deserve it!
OK, got the can opened and I'm going to savour every mouthful now. It's been tough going at times in the last 5 days, but I'm over half way through completely the challenge now and in less than a week it'll be done, dusted and overwith until next year.
Just put the final full stop in my third chapter of the day and it's not even 4pm yet so I've got the rest of the day and all evening to write the final chapter of the challenge I set myself and means I can be rewarded with my first J2O of the challenge before I head to bed tonight, unless I get the dreaded blue screen of death again, like I did yesterday.
I'm not gonna even worrry about that though... I'm 75% of the way to finishing the 4 chapter target I set myself then I'll be able to reward myself with chocolate and J2O and be able to check my email and Facebook for the first time since yesterday.
Wrote my third chapter of the day, saved it, tried to come here to share the celebration but got blue screened and I've spent the last 45 minutes trying to sign in everywhere again, so no J2O's tonight but we're still having a take-away then I'll have another early night.
I'm seriously hoping I get the 4 chapters written tomorrow so that I can have my first J2O that I was going to celebrate with tonight before I got blue-screened!
The J2O's have just been delivered and I'm half way to my daily target so I'm gonna go and clear up the pup's poo, wash my hands, have my chapter reward then carry on writing... I'm half way there and it's only 2pm!
Just written my first 1,500 words of the day and popped my first two chocolate bite things as a reward. Just another 3 chapters to go and I can be rewarded with my first can of J2O of the year, assuming it turns up today of course!
I'm going to do the full 4 chapters today, for sure.
Just finished my second chapter of the day and Steve's just had a message to say the J2O is now expected between the 4th and 7th instead of today, so I'll just write one more chapter today and have an early night as I won't be getting any rewards for writing 4 chapters until tomorrow at the earliest now, so I'm not going to force myself to do it until the J2O's are finally here.
Makes me wonder if I should add a pack of 4 bottles to the shopping that's coming on Monday evening to encourage me to write 4 chapters or not.
Still assuming that Steve's calculation of two fifths being 40% it's my maths that was wrong, 'cos 10k is one fifth of 50k so it'll be completed in 10 days, like I originally thought this morning, not 5 days like I said in my previous post.
It's things like that which are the reason I struggled with maths GCSE lol
Still a fifth of the total in two days is nothing to be sniffed at and I'll still be proud of myself when it's completed in under two weeks... means I can relax until I get the ESA form that way!
When I finish writing chapter 7 I'll be at 10,500 words which, according to Steve's maths, is 40% of the NaNo total in only 2 days... gotta get there first though! lol
If the maths is right, I'll have finished the entire 50k words in only 5 days which is so totally astonishing for me, considering I was still struggling with writers block 20 minutes before the midnight deadline on my first NaNo.
It's all thanks to yWriter that I plan each WIP before I get started now... couldn't be creative without it now! Just wish I'd planned the scenes out when I planned each chapter this time though... it would have been a breeze to do it within 5 days if I had lol
Just written chapter 6 which is the second of the day. One more to go then I can have the Chinese as a treat.
Apparently there are 12 cans of J2O arriving for me tomorrow, so I'm thinking that as long as I write 4 chapters a day (ie 6k words which'll be a new record for me I think) I'll be allowed to enjoy a can when I finish writing for the day and I'll go to bed with the sweet taste of J2O on my lips to hopefully encourage me to keep writing 4 chapters a day and I'll be finished in a record 10 days which is good going considering how much of a struggle yesterday was!
I'm back into the writing headspace now so just need to work out a new routine just for November and I'll be sorted for getting NaNo finished as well as getting the ESA forms done and dusted which'll be awesome.
This MS has got 50 chapters at 1,500 words per chapter which is a huge 75k words by the time it's finished. Gonna aim to write a minimum of 2 chapters a day at the very minimum but I'm hoping for 3+ chapters a day now that I'm in the NaNo headspace.
Almost 10% of the way through it already so as long as I can keep writing at least 2 chapters, I'll be done and dusted for NaNo by 11th November then I'll just finish it off at my own pace around the ESA thing.
I'd love to get NaNo finished as well as the ESA assessment, but I'm not pressuring myself and it's no big deal if I don't do the 50k words by the end of November 'cos it's just a personal challenge with no pressure this year. The ESA assessment is more important this year.
Gonna go for yet another wee, take my prescription then aim to write one last chapter before I go to bed.
Was tough going to get started, but then it is with all the manuscripts I write. Just gotta re-enter my writing headspace and it all flows eventually. I'll be in full flow by bed-time tonight then I'll be well away starting tomorrow morning.
It's only once a year that I need to block out everything and concentrate on my writing and I think Steve understands that now that I've been doing it for so many years.