Week Two of  NaNoWriMo 2017, and a NaNoWriMo Diary update!

I hope you enjoy reading my NaNoWriMo Diary as much as I am enjoying working on my rough draft this year.


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NaNoWriMo Diary 2017 : Week Two

Nov 8 – 21,175, Today’s total worlds: 2,913

– Notes: Had a lot of real work today, stayed up later than I should have to get in my word count. I have set my daily goals to 3000 but didn’t make it today. I feel good about what I wrote, have a great combat scene that makes me feel warm and fluffy inside.
– Mood: Mentally and physically exhausted.
– Inspiration Music for today: I listened to Kilo 94.3 today. Nothing like some bad ass Rock to get your brain flowing when you would rather sleep!

Nov 9 – 22,573, Today’s total words: 1,398

– Notes: Feel like absolute crap today.
– Mood: Feeling MEH.
– Inspiration Music for today: I listened to Kilo 94.3 again on my radio. I needed the ‘pick me up’ that only Sid Black could give me.

Nov 10 – 25,622, Today’s total words: 3,049

– Notes: Had the worst headache of my life today. I am surprised I managed to knock out as many words as I did, and that they made sense.
– Mood: Feeling like death warmed over
– Inspiration Music for today: None, the silence was needed!

Nov 11 – 28,256, Today’s total words: 2,634

– Notes: Veteran’s day weekend. I took my notebook with me and wrote a lot. Typed it all into my Scrivener file when I got home.
– Mood: Head still hurts, but it is what it is.
– Inspiration Music for today: None

Nov 12 – 30,004, Today’s total words: 1,748

– Notes: Veteran’s day weekend. Wrote between preparing food and guests showing up for supper.
– Mood: Other than a headache that wants to help me write, I am feeling pretty great.
– Inspiration Music for today: 80’s hair metal, don’t ask, I ain’t tellin…

Nov 13 – 33,200, Today’s total words: 3,196

– Notes: Wrote a few scenes that I hadn’t planned in my outline. The new additions were totally pantsed, but they really increase some of the tension!
– Mood: Feeling ok, a little wired due to the fact I drank a whole pot of coffee today.
– Inspiration Music for today: Kilo94.3

Nov 14 – 35,276, Today’s total words: 2,076

– Notes: The end of week 2! I am 11,943 words above par. Because Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, I am going to need the word count boost so I am sure I can make the dent 50K words into this rough draft before the 30th.
– Mood: Sore
– Inspiration Music for today: Kilo94.3

Your Turn!

How are you doing now that week two of NaNoWriMo 2017 is over? Are you still feeling that euphoria of getting your words down on paper? Let me know in the comments below!

Inara Reynolds is a freelance writer, poet, author of short stories and creator of a few fantasy worlds. She has written character classes for various role playing games, as well as modules.

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