Things I Wish Would Do Themselves During NaNoWriMo

Hello Ladies & Gents!

It’s Day 8 and 11:22 am where I live.

Today’s goal = 13,333. My current word count= 13,434.

So I am a little bit ahead (thanks to word sprints earlier in the week). But I’m struggling. Because when I go home from work I have a million things to do at work which leads me to my point today..

During NaNoWriMo there are just some things that should “do” themselves.

  • Like laundry. We all need clean clothes to wear to work (or even to wear around the house). I don’t mind throwing the laundry in the washing machine, but I don’t want to go back down to my basement an hour later and throw it in the dryer. It breaks my concentration and after that happens I have difficulty getting back into the swing of things. Someone needs to invent a machine that washes & drys laundry in the same machine. Or make a Doc Brown like contraption that moves it from one machine to the other for you.– do this and you will be my favorite person
  • And dishes. Those buggers that pile up in the sink and are like “Hahaha you don’t have a dishwasher. Hand-wash me bi*ch.” And I ignore them for a day or two. Until I realize that there are no clean forks or glasses and then I have to take time off of writing to go wash dishes. I am willing to hire someone to do my dishes for me until NaNoWriMo is over— just saying.
  • Cooking as well (I don’t think that I or my boyfriend have had a proper meal in a couple of days).
  • Lastly, just cleaning in general. My house looks like a bomb went off.

I have come to the conclusion that I just need house elves.

Yesterday was pretty horrible writing-wise. Luckily I started the day ahead because I only got 600 words finished in the writing time that I had allotted myself.

Today is going a bit better, I have already hit my goal for the day (the benefit of writing a lot earlier in the week) and I am looking forward to a lot of writing time tomorrow for the Writing Marathon! I am hoping to reach 20,000 words by the end of Sunday so that I can schedule my writing time for next week and not be so stressed that I won’t meet the deadline by the end of the month.
To be honest, I want to be finished with the entire first draft by the end of the month— and I know it’s going to be more than 50,000 words. I’m desperately trying to stay ahead.

How are all of you doing so far? I would love to hear about your NaNoWriMo experience 🙂


0 thoughts on “Things I Wish Would Do Themselves During NaNoWriMo

  1. bookgeeking says:

    I am glad to hear you are doing well. I am doing not so well, I am still under 1000words, it’s terrible, just not had time, hoping I will in the next few days and hopefully catch up somehow, but I do not hold out much hope. If I can get 1000words tonight I will be jumping for joy 🙂

    • amandasnoseinabook says:

      Good luck! I know a lot of people who have caught or who have nearly caught up by taking a couple of hours and writing until they couldn’t do it anymore.
      But the truth is that any amount of words towards a new novel is winning, so even if you don’t catch up completely, keep writing!

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