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November Wrap-Up + Why I Quit NaNoWriMo This Year

Hey guys!

So I'm back, after a break last week. And today I'm going to explain that week. But first, I need to tell you something. I quit NaNoWriMo this year.

I didn't want to, but partway through November, I developed costochondritis. That - in case you don't know - is an inflammation in the chest cavity. In my case, it was generally agreed to have been brought on by too much typing and the doctor told me that I wasn't allowed to type for a few days. If I'd just stopped then gone back to it, I would've had too many words to write in a day and I would have just made the costochondritis worse. Which, since I have another assignment due in the beginning of December, I really don't want.

So I decided to stop doing NaNoWriMo this year. And that inability to type is also why I didn't post anything last week. I didn't have anything written beforehand and I wasn't allowed to type during that weekend. So that's that.

Now that I'm allowed to …

NaNo Week 2 + Beautiful Books

Hey guys!

So NaNoWriMo's second week - and first full week - draws to a close. And...I didn't do as well as I wish I had.

In my defence, I had an assignment due with my Open University module and so, obviously, that took a lot of my time. But, because I didn't even write for a couple of days this week, I'm not going to break down what I wrote each day. I'm just going to give you my final word-count. A grand total of....18500.

So still just about at the word-count I need to be at, but not as far ahead as I hoped to be by this point. But all things considered, I'm not entirely disappointed with it. And next week is an opportunity for me to get ahead!

So now we're going to use the Beautiful Books questionnaire - you know the one, I've used it before a lot, it's run by Paper Fury and Further Up and Further In This one is a continuation of the last one, looking at how you've progressed since.

Overall, how is your mental state, and how is your novel go…

NaNo Week 1

Hey guys!

NaNoWriMo has hit and I've been doing...not horrifically? It's not going awfully and I'm pretty happy with where I am at the moment.

In case you've forgotten, I'm writing Ghosts, Doughnuts and Other Related Thingsfor NaNoWriMo. Click on the link if you need more information.

There's not too much to recap right now, since we've only had a few days of November so far. Now, without further ado, my word counts.

Recap
Day 1
On day one, I hit 2252 words by the end of the day. I kind of wish I had more, but I was doing a lot that day, including visiting friends and such and we didn't make it home until about nine in the evening. And that's when I started writing.  So 2252 words for this day.
Day 2
On day two, I hit a more respectable 4750 words. I had a bit more time to write this day, so I could focus better. And it actually came quite quickly, I knew where I was going with the story so I didn't slow down too much.  A good day.
Day 3
On day thre…