NaNoWriMo Week #1

Just like in previous years, I’m going to be doing weekly blog posts during NaNoWriMo. And this year, I’m going to be doing something a little different! Instead of just giving an overview of the week, I’m going to talk about each day individually and then do an overview. Since I haven’t written any words today, I’ll be saving that for next week.

01 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 1,667

Personal Target: 2,000

Words Written: 2,508

Finished the prologue and started on chapter 1. Everything feels good so far.

02 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 3,334

Personal Target: 4,000

Words Written: 4,169

Finished chapter 1. Everything still seems okay.

03 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 5,001

Personal Target: 6,000

Words Written: 5,184

Had a lot of trouble writing today. Only got halfway through chapter 2.

04 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 6,668

Personal Target: 8,000

Words Written: 8,031

Ended up writing 2,847 words because I wanted to get back on track. And I did!


Overall, I’m off to a pretty good start! I’ve figured out some things I wasn’t sure about, but I’m also starting to reach the point where my outline ends – I only have an outline up to chapter 4. It’s a very rough outline, where I summarize a chapter in one or two sentences, but it’s still helping me.

I’m going to continue with my goal of 2,000 words per day. With that in mind, I ought to reach 10,000 words tonight, after which I’ll do some outlining.

How are your novels going?

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Week #1

  1. It’s my first year using an outline and it’s been really helpful for me! I have about 2/3 of the book outlined by chapter and I’m breaking down the outlines into scenes as I go.

  2. I’m below word goal, with no written outline and not bothering with chapters, but I’m pretty satisfied with everything I’ve written so far. 😊

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