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Mid-Month NaNo Report

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Happy Belated Monday Tuesday Wednesday!

Well, we are one two days a week and a half beyond the halfway mark with my feeble attempt at a novella during National Novel Writing Month, and I’m not doing so well. Nowhere NEAR the 25,000 40,000 words I should be at, but I knew this story was going to give me trouble. I’ve been stuck on it for over a year. Last Two weeks ago I started out good, but the characters refused to talk to each other, or they’d sit there and talk aimlessly and nothing was going nowhere! It’s not like I don’t know what is going to happen. But they just wouldn’t cooperate!

So I gave them a nice, long time-out. Maybe they’ll start speaking to me again. Ha!

Originally, I had sat down to write this post out for the 16th and then the 17th, but as you can see, I’m more than a day late and most likely a dollar short too. Ha! But this is life, eh?

campfireAmid the NaNoWriMo craziness, we also celebrated my preciousesssss’ birthdays together in one, lovely party. And then we attended another birthday party the following Saturday. Looking back over this month, I see a party every. single. Saturday. this month, except one. I’m hoping to pull a 10K day that day, but it’s probably a little more than wishful thinking.

With less than a week to go, I’m hoping to make progress, but it seems futile at this point. I long for a burning bush or something to tell me to trash the story and move on, but it won’t let me go. Ha!

Tomorrow, is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States. So you’d think this NaNoWriMo project would be tossed out, forgotten, and I’d be throwing in the towel, waving my white flag of surrender. But I’m not. While most people are off visiting their relatives, mine live out of state as well as out of the country, so it will be just us four for a quiet, non-turkey meal. MAYBE I’ll try my hand at pumpkin pie. Not my first choice, but my son has been asking for it.

I will see how much progress can be made on this novella. Here’s hoping. Fingers crossed. Never give up, never surrender!

And while we are thinking of giving thanks as we come to the end of another year together, I wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate you joining me on this journey.

Thank you, my fellow adventurers!

Live long and prosper!

Hope you have a great rest of the week!

4 Responses to Mid-Month NaNo Report

  1. mlynndonovan

    Hang in there, Jen. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Allison

    Good luck! Hang in there! Keep writing! I have faith in you! : D

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