NaNoWriMo – Day 30 – WINNER!

With an hour and a bit to spare – I made it! 50 hours done and dusted. Still a bit of tweaking to do but for now I’m just enjoying the fact that the novel I’ve been messing around with for over six years is finally the way I want it.

It started out as just over 50,000 words (as it was my 2013 NaNoWriMo winning novel), then I culled about half of it, then I completely rewrote bits and added new bits, then it grew to around 67,000 words, then I realised about 6,000 of those words were crap – so the final total word count (subject to final tweaking) is 62,538.

Now I can do the last little bit of revising/researching etc and release it into the wild (and hope it doesn’t suck). But not tonight.

If you’re still going, you can do it! If you haven’t quite made it to the 50,000 words (or 50 hours in my case), you’ve still got more than you had on the first day of November. Most people never, ever attempt this, so well done everyone! We are awesome.

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NaNoWriMo – Day 29

Four hours tonight – total 45.5 hours. Totally knackered. 4.5 hours to go.

It’s now officially the last day, and I’ve got until midnight tonight to do those last 4.5 hours. So I’d better get some damn sleep.

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NaNoWriMo – Day 28

Just 1.5 hours tonight – I’d do more if I didn’t have to work tomorrow! LOL. And I always start too late at night – totally my own terrible lack of planning. But there’s still two days to go, and as my total is now 41.5 hours, I just have to find 8.5 hours on Friday (night) and Saturday (before the midnight deadline)…

I can, and I will, do this. I want to FINISH this book, dammit!

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NaNoWriMo – Day 26

I was hoping to crack 40 hours tonight, but I only made it to 39. That’s because I was supporting my very talented daughter, Malina Claire*, at a gig tonight. By supporting I mean I was there, not actually a support act. Although I’m sure I could if I wanted to – she obviously gets her singing talent from me! LOL.

Anyway, that meant that I only got an hour of editing in – which I used to cut out some stuff that wasn’t working, tighten up some other stuff, and a bit of research.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get at least three hours up my sleeve! Hope all you other Wrimos are still powering on!

(*Shameless plug time – Malina has an EP “Behind Closed Doors” available for streaming etc on all the usual platforms. Stream it. Buy it. Follow her on the socials. I need her to be Taylor Swift level famous so she can look after her old mother – just in case my plan of earning millions through my writing doesn’t pan out…)

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NaNoWriMo – Day 24

It seems I can only write at night, because despite having pretty much the WHOLE WEEKEND to do it, I still didn’t sit down at my computer until around 5pm.

However when I finally did sit down (taking breaks to cook dinner and also eat dinner) I managed another three hours – bringing my total to 36 hours.

So 14 hours to complete my goal. 14 hours in six days = two and a bit hours per day. No worries.

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NaNoWriMo – Day 22

Two hours tonight brings my total to 28.5 hours. I really need to put in some time this weekend if I’m going to make it. This is the last full weekend before the 30 November deadline, although the 30th is a Saturday so if I’m still behind I can go hard on the last day – but I’d rather not stress myself out so much!

Once again, as I have pretty much every November, I’ve allowed myself to fall behind, resulting in a mad rush to the finish line! LOL. Nothing like a bit of pressure to get things done…

In completely unrelated news, today a friend of mine showed me some photos of Baby Yoda, and now I’m OBSESSED.


But now for some sleep so I can get LOTS done tomorrow!

NaNoWriMo – Day 21

So I’ve had several days off, some voluntarily (it was my BIRTHDAY) and some involuntarily (#migrainessuck) but I got back into it tonight. I’ve added 1.5 hours to my total – not as much as I would like but there’s a weekend coming up so I’ll be working hard to get back on track. My total is now 26.5 hours, which is OK but not where I wanted to be at this stage of the challenge!

But the month isn’t over yet – nine days to do 23.5 hours? No worries.