Daily record of my 2018 NaNoWriMo journey…
NaNo 2018 – Days 6, 7 & 8
- To hit daily minimum word target of 1667
“It’s slow going, but I’m not as far behind today as I was yesterday…”
My cold has really knocked me for six these past few days, hence no NaNo journal updates. I haven’t done much for three days at all, and I guess it will be like that for a few more days yet.
I’ve decided to skip posting Friday and Monday updates for Oath Broken – I would much rather wait until I’m feeling 100% before publishing chapters. Hopefully by the time next Friday comes around, I will be back on form. And, apologies, I’m behind with responding to comments, so please bear with me…
So let’s take a look at what I’ve been doing / not doing for NaNo for the last three days:
Day 6 I did absolutely nothing in terms of writing, though I did think about writing – a lot! If only that counted…
Day 7 I just about managed a short scene for Novel #3, amassing a total of 454 words before giving in.
Today (Day 8) has been a little better. I’ve reduced the notes on my phone from 488 to 426 (which includes 4 new notes I’ve started – sigh). I also completed Short Story #3 and wrote a chapter for Novel #3.
Currently, I’m 2000+ words behind where I would like to be, but there is still plenty of November left to catch up, so I’m not too worried. And at least, I’m not as far behind as I was yesterday…
- Hit daily minimum word count 1 day out of 3 days
- Reduced the number of notes on my phone
- Short Story #3 completed
- Wrote 1 chapter & 1 scene for Novel #3
- Total word count for Days 6, 7 & 8 – 2217
- Monthly total so far – 11724
Oh no, what a horrible time to get sick! I hope you are feeling 100% better soon. You’re right though: you aren’t that far behind, and you still have a lot of November left for catching up. You can do this!
I so feel for you. People scoff, it’s just a cold, but I know you were already suffering exhaustion, which means your immune system was down. Not a good idea to push yourself in those conditions. Best to rest now, and catch up when you can. As you say, there’s still plenty of November left.