Five Days into NaNoWriMo

Five days into the NaNoWriMo 2017 challenge and I’ve already shocked myself at the amount of things I’ve learned in regards to my fiction writing habits.

I make the distinction of fiction because I really do write differently when I’m uploading my thoughts on this blog versus the things that I’m drafting up for my novel.

The Nifty Notebook, at a certain point, became an outlet for all the thoughts that I previous let rattle in my head without releasing to others. This is something that I’m pretty sure most people would say isn’t the way to handle it. But getting the chance to write this all out and share it has literally turned into a stream of Word Vomit but in the best planned way.

On the fiction writing side, I’ve learned just how sparse my outlining was in preparation of November. I had a plan for every chapter of my book, a short synopsis on each main character, and even an idea of the beginning, middle, and end but I now feel like I dropped the ball on figuring out how I would get from point A to B. Something that I’m reminded of now is that each scene requires a certain level of depth to build up into something bigger; lacking that connective tissue is what turns a story into something bland and surface level. But those ideas will be implemented when I go back to edit my draft. For now it’s all about WRITING, WRITING, and WRITING!!

As you can see, my word count isn’t as high as I want it to be but I’m trucking along. But 1,667 words per day to meet the 50,000 word goal may not happen.

The above is directly from my NaNoWriMo dashboard and what my analytics look like. 1,667 words a day is around the goal needed to punch out 50,000 words in a month and that’s going to be hard for me to do. But we will see. The goal is to just punch out something every single day.

I want to keep this brief. More so to make sure that I’m not exhausting myself before writing my daily word count for the day, so that’s it for now. I’ll post another update in three days. Now to writing this 1,000 words.

Until next time.

Author: Mr. Nifty

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