Take a Break: NaNoWriMo Days 14-16

NaNoWriMo, November 2019, DAY 14 – 2055 words

Dear Diary,

No sprints tonight. They hadn’t started yet by the time I was ready to write, and Brent wasn’t home. So I just wrote my scene by myself.

When I sat down to write this evening, I had just 1021 words to go to make it to 25,000, which is the halfway point as far as word count goes. I finished tonight’s session at just over 26K. Since tomorrow is the halfway point in time, I decided to give myself a well-deserved break.

Some dear friends are in town, and I want to hang out with them, anyway. I’m taking tomorrow off from writing.

DAY 15 – 0 words

Dear Diary,

I had fun spending time with my friends. We shopped – I got a copy of The Magicians by Lev Grossman, which I’ve been wanting to read, with a gift card from my birthday. We ate. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub in their hotel. We chatted and laughed a lot.

I didn’t work on my book at all, or think of it much. I did talk about it a little with one of my friends, who’s also a writer. He’s not doing NaNoWriMo, per se, but he does have a goal of writing every day this month.

Whether or not you’re in the midst of a month-long writing challenge, I feel like days off are valuable, to rest and reset the imagination. I’m feeling ready to jump back in tomorrow.

DAY 16 –  2107 words

Dear Diary,

Back to the evening word sprinting, with BlackLion and the online Maine NaNo crew. It was productive and fun.

I’m still “pantsing” this book so far – in other words, writing by the seat of my pants, without knowing much about what’s to come. It’s working for me so far, although the romantic sub-plot seems to be dominating the recent scenes.

That’s okay. As they say, I’ll fix it (if necessary) in revisions.

Tell me what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.