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One Week of NaNoWriMo 2022 | Wordcount, Mood board & Things Learnt

Hello everyone
A bit of a different post today. I thought I do a little Nanowrimo post, mostly to hold myself accountable.
I’ve been posting updates on Twitter and Instagram – follow me there for daily updates and more bookish content. I’m mostly active on Instagram these days.

Anyway, I thought I do weekly updates for Nanowrimo, just sharing my experience. This is my first time properly doing Nanowrimo, I did do Camp Nanowrimo in July 2021 for outlining and planning. This one is a draft of a novel WIP.

About my WIP:
Genre: Fantasy
Age group: New Adult – it’s kind of in between YA and Adult
POV: First Person / Single POV
Starting word count: 23k (ish)
Nanowrimo goal: 50k
End goal: 73k (ish)

Mood board for my WIP.
*Pictures are all from Pinterest/Google.

Week 1 of Writing

Daily word counts:

Day 1 – 1700
Day 2 – 1668
Day 3 – 1714
Day 4 – 1741
Day 5 – 1719
Day 6 – 1730
Day 7 – 1746
Week 1 total words: 12,018

Things I’ve learnt:

  1. Planning is necessary – having an idea of what to write, rather than just sitting with a blank screen and no place to start.
  2. Writing 1667 words (minimum) per day is pretty hard – it’s super time-consuming, especially trying to work it in on busy days and working full time. I’m lucky I work from home and can do things on my breaks.
  3. Mindmaps are such a good brainstorming tool to have on hand
  4. Try not to edit as you write. Just get it down, word vomit all over your draft. Don’t go backward.

Are you doing Nanowrimo? Or do you have a WIP? I’d love to hear about it 🙂

4 thoughts on “One Week of NaNoWriMo 2022 | Wordcount, Mood board & Things Learnt

  1. AHH loved reading about your Nano progress Leisha, wishing you all the luck for your project! 😍💖 I’m still on the planning stage for a fantasy short story, but would love to atleast start the first couple pages this month, taking it easy though & not trying to rush.

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