NaNoWriMo 2020 Update #2

Hey everyone, I’m back at it again with another NaNoWriMo writing update! If you missed my first update, you can check it out here. The pat week has been pretty intense and a lot has changed since then. 


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Since last time I have added 14,005 words to my draft, going from 20,000 to 34,005 in a week. Which makes sense since my goal is about 2,000 words a day. So far, I have been able to keep up with that!

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We have also passed the halfway point for NaNo and there’s currently 12 days left in the month! It’s so crazy to think that it’s more than halfway over now.

For my actual writing – it’s not going good. My original plot has taken a taxi, gone to the airport, and left the nation of my outline. I have no idea how this book got so off track, but it’s slowly turning into a gossip girl type book with love triangles and all this stuff that I didn’t want!

So most likely, this entire draft will be scrapped. At least until I can figure out a better way of getting from point A to B to C. 

But, I’m still going to finish NaNo. Just because my book has gone off the rails doesn’t mean I can’t get it back on track (at least for some of it) and have salvagable parts for the rewrite.

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Here’s how much I’ve written every day. I hit 34,005 words last night and I’m currently ahead for NaNo!

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Here’s my daily word goal. As you can see, it’s above the 1,667 daily goal NaNo sets and it’s about 2,000 words every day. 

At this rate, I will hit 50,000 words by November 25th and if I continue with my 2,000 words a day past the 25th, I will end on November 30th with 60,000 words for this draft! Yay! Sure, it will suck to have to throw out basically half of this book, but writing is rewriting, right?

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It’s crazy to think that I’m basically writing this book for nothing, but there’s some highlights I want to keep in the rewrite. 

Here’s an excerpt from my most recent writing session! I’m most likely going to keep this snippet in the rewrite, but we’ll see if it ends up getting carried over. 

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Training was intense. Maia had brought Maxim along to help her transition between weapons. She practiced her scythe skills and close knife work before switching over to one on one combat. It was always strange wrestling and fighting Maxim. He didn’t feel pain, so he never gave an indication if Maia’s punches and kicks would debilitate anyone. It didn’t stop her from putting her all into it though.


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