Halfway Through NaNoWriMo 2015

Yesterday was November 15th! We’re halfway through the month and that also means that NaNoWriMo is half over. Woohoo, I’ve made it this far as have a bunch of people in my region. It makes me so happy to see my fellow writers succeed!

The past couple of weeks have been crazy. I’ve been scrambling to meet my word count every day, subbing almost every day, and last weekend I was crazy and thought I could do a craft show. Needless to say, last week I struggled a bit. But having done this a few times, it’s pretty expected that I will struggle during week 2.

And now that week 2 is over, I’m ready to go full speed ahead for the rest of the month.  In fact, I’m excited for the rest of the month.

I hit 25k yesterday and was even able to get my buffer of 1,667 extra words in case I have an off day one day. My novel is going well even though I’m sure that when I read through it when the moth is over that most of it will be gibberish. The turning point or middle of the story is coming very soon and I’m really excited to see what comes of it.

This year, I did very little planning. Actually, the plan was to plan but with the craziness of substitute teaching it didn’t happen. Which thinking back on it now, I was totally alright with. I’m sure that this draft will be a mess to have to revise (when and if I do revise it)– but the whole process has been very creative. It’s been wonderful to have some time away from The Girl in the Glass Coffin to write something different for a little while.

When I return to TGGC again come December, I’m hoping that I will do so rejuvenated and ready to finish the last few chapters of this draft. Then maybe it will be ready to send to agents. I’m not entirely sure yet— but that’s the goal.

So I’m exhausted. My laundry and dishes need to be done. There is yarn all over my house (from preparing for last Saturday’s craft show). But this NaNoWriMo has been a successs so far.

Thanks for the reminder, Doctor! On to victory, winning, NaNoWriMo, and writing all the words!

How is your NaNoWriMo going? What is your favorite part of your novel so far?

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