NaNoWriMo Week #2

05 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 8,335

Personal Target: 10,000

Words Written: 9,516

Only wrote 1,485 words. Started chapter 4, then realized it didn’t flow well with the rest of the novel. I scrapped by strikethroughing the entire thing. If this was a non-NaNo novel I’d have just moved the chapter to a different word document, but I didn’t want to lose any words.

06 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 10,002

Personal Target: 12,000

Words Written: 12,015

Wrote 2,499 and got back on track. Finished the actual chapter 4.

07 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 11,669

Personal Target: 14,000

Words Written: 14,030

Wrote 2,015 words. Nothing very interesting.

08 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 13,336

Personal Target: 16,000

Words Written: 14,091

Wrote 61 words because of that utter disaster of an election. I should probably reconsider doing most of my writing in the evening.

09 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 15,003

Personal Target: 18,000

Words Written: 16,052

Wrote 1,961 words. Hands and wrists are starting to hurt – probably carpal tunnel/tendonitis flaring up.

10 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 16,670

Personal Target: 20,000

Words Written: 16,675

Wrote 623 words. Hands and wrists still hurting.

11 November

NaNoWriMo Target: 18,337

Personal Target: 22,000

Words Written: 18,706

Wrote 2,031 words. Still getting some wrist/hand pain.


I’m going to drop my 60,000 word goal, because that means I would have to write 7,294 words today (Saturday) in order to get caught up. I can’t do that, because I will hurt myself. I don’t need constant numbness/pain in my hands and wrists.

I’m going to continue to write 2,000 words a day if I am physically able to. Some days, that may be the case. Some days, I may only be able to make 1,667.

How is everyone else’s writing going?

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Week #2

  1. I was slowed down by the election, too. I’m sorry your hands hurt so much! I wonder if there are any speech recognition programs that might be helpful to you?

    • Oh, it’s not nearly that bad! Mostly, I just have to make sure I wear wrist braces and pace myself.

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