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:
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:
- Planning is necessary – having an idea of what to write, rather than just sitting with a blank screen and no place to start.
- 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.
- Mindmaps are such a good brainstorming tool to have on hand
- 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 🙂