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NaNo–Day 2

I made it to 5,673 words. Thank goodness for word sprints on Twitter and prompts to get the juices flowing. And of course, Chai Latte for fuel.

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NaNo–Day 1

And so National Novel Writing Month of 2015 begins. Tip for next year: clean house in October, and not wait till November 1st. I made it to 2,232 words. I did several writing sprints.

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NaNo–Day 30

At 82,752 words, I am amazed at how much I wrote this month. This is the first year that I finished before the 27th (finished on the 21st). And I finally (FINALLY) validated my NaNo novel, so I officially won NaNo, even though my novel is not quite at the end yet. It has been …

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NaNo–Day 26

On November 25, I made it to 74,063 words and on November 26, I made it to 78,934 words. After five days of not knowing how the novel ends, I had a breakthrough. So now the goal is to either make it to 100,000 words or to reach the end of the story.

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NaNo–Day 24

71,099 words. This is the first NaNo that I have finished the 50,000 words so early (reached that milestone on the 21st). Now the goal is to reach the novel’s conclusion. In order to reach the 70,000 mark, I bought three drinks from Biggby (I had a coupon, okay?) as motivation. And it worked.

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NaNo–Day 23

I enjoyed a local write in and was so inspired with my story that I wrote some more at home. 65,073 words.

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NaNo–Day 22

57,877 words. I have introduced two new characters, and I’ve picked names for four more. This novel still has not reached a conclusion, but it has started a new and interesting arc.

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NaNo–Day 21

I made it to 48,454 words on the 18th, and then I took the 19th and 20th off. I watched some vampire movies for inspiration since my characters encountered vampires. Now I have 52,518 words, but my novel is not complete yet. I did get my reward in the mail today for finishing NaNo–the first …

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NaNo–Day 17

45955 words. My secondary character nearly died but survived. The new character conceived last week appeared. My characters are on a new journey that coincides with the previous journey.

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NaNo–Day 16

41288 words. Wow. I can’t believe that I’m almost to the finish line, though now I realize this book is more likely a trilogy than a standalone novel. The second day of Winter Wheat sessions was also successful. I attended a session about rejection with Laura Maylene Walter. I’m inspired to attempt 250 submissions in …

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