NaNoWriMo Diary – Days 16, 17 & 18

Alright, so another three days of NaNoWriMo have passed and we’re nearly two thirds of the way through the month. 

Word Count

  • Day 16 – 901
  • Day 17 –
  • Day 18 – 1,214

Total Word Count: 17,627

Day 17. That’s what really annoys me. Not a single word written.

The problems simple came down to a torrid night sleep over Friday night. in which I only had roughly two or three hours of decent sleep. I felt anxious the whole night, like my heart was really sensitive and it just wouldn’t calm down. I’m one of those stubborn folks who thinks too hard about trying to sleep when he needs to, which causes so many other problems too. 

By the time it got to six o’clock in the morning, I finally fell asleep, waking up at ten to get a cup of tea and get ready for work, which took up most of my day. When I finished I met up with a friend of mine for a celebration dinner, so I refrained from having any alcohol to make sure that the next day was as productive as possible.

So I came in today on the back foot. 1,214 words may not look like much to show in terms of making up for Saturday, but I had to research into some elements of my story in order to lay down the foundations for the next amount of pages. The cause of my character’s psychic powers have been revealed to me, so it was necessary to understand it before I went any further.

Looking forward into the last two weeks, I’ve moved onto a different contract which will take up more of my time during the days. While I still have sufficient time in the mornings to get up and write, I will need to be more efficient during those mornings. If I can finish NaNoWriMo with a final word count of above 30,000, then I’ll be happy with that, but I’ll be always be pushing for that extra few hundred words a day to get closer and closer to my finished manuscipt of Powerful Minds.

How did all of you get on over the last few days? Let me know in the comments section below, and be sure to follow my blog if you want to follow me on my journey to (hopefully) become a full time author.

Happy writing!

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