Thursday, 1st November 2018
The little one had me up bright and early but thankfully has breast fed. I probably should have tried making a start on NaNo even if it was just writing on my phone, instead I played Dragon Mania. There is still plenty more time today after the school run and house work… We’ll see…
Day one and I typed 939 words (daily goal is 834 words). I didn’t get to work on my manuscript until the kids were in bed. Plus, the hubby was out tonight so it was first time since Aria was born that I’ve I done it without help.
As I never found time to prepare, I also crammed in some character development and outlined the first three chapters. I wish I had a full novel outline but something is better than nothing.
I’m pretty impressed with myself. Today has been a good day.
Friday, 2nd November 2018
My husband was put this evening so I bathed and got the little ones ready for bed before I could make a start on my writing at 9:30pm. I’m pleased with the progress I made as I beat my daily goal of 830, with 1,326 words.
I am really enjoying writing it and could keep going if I didn’t have responsibilities. I need my sleep so I can keep up with the little ones tomorrow so that’s me done for today but I’m looking forward to writing more tomorrow.
Saturday, 3rd November 2018
Today has been a busy day. We visited family in the morning. Then, in the afternoon I got Aria to sleep and was able to support Noah with his homework (researching India and the Festival of Light). Then we visited more family and returned home late.
Aria has only just gone to sleep and I can barely keep my eyes open. I’m frustrated I did not get to write today but we did a lot of family stuff today which is good for the soul.
Sunday, 4th November 2018
Today has been a great day. Not only did I get some time to write this afternoon but I also got to write more this evening. I managed to add 2,276 words to my manuscript.
Not only that, but we also watched the fireworks together as a family. It’s been a great day!
Monday, 5th November 2018
I’ve had a busy morning with Aria. We went to a group and I got her weighed. She is now nodding off so I can get some lunch. I’m hoping to beat my word count from yesterday so if I get a chance to write before the school run, I will.
Famous last words… After, I typed the above, Aria woke up and went on a mad feeding frenzy where she kept emptying her bottles and crying for more. How could I say no when I’ve been desperate for her to get an appetite.
Now, she has finally fallen asleep, I can barely keep my eyes open. It’s an early night for me – sorry NaNo.
Tuesday, 6th November 2018
Today, has been nonstop but since my husband returned from work I have managed to have a bath and add 1,141 words to my project.
Wednesday, 7th November 2018 (My birthday)
It’s my birthday, although I’m not really celebrating it. This morning, I managed to hit my daily word count before lunch.
After my husband cooking me one of my favourite meals, eating cake and opening presents, we got the kids to bed and now I am back to writing and what a great way to end week one with 2,003 words.
Reflecting on week 1
7 days in and I’ve already written a total of 7,790 words. I am really pleased with the start I have made towards my target of 25,000. If I continue like this, I can easily achieve my goal.
In fact, I am only 3,876 words behind in achieving the NaNo goal of 50,000 words. To achieve that I need to write 1,759 words per day which I’ve proven I can do…
If you like this post, then you might like this one about the project I am working on for NaNoWriMo November 2018 or my NaNoWriMo diary post for Week Two.
19 thoughts on “NaNo Progress Diary (week one)”
Happy Birthday Beautiful! I hope that you had an amazing day!
Thank you so much xxx
Happy birthday! Hope it was great. I had a great catch up day today and got ahead after lagging behind a bit despite writing every day. Love Nano!!
That’s brilliant. What type of novel are you writing?
It’s a women’s fiction/romance about the realities of chronic invisible illness. I need to work on my logline, it sounds so boring. Hopefully it’s not! What are you working on?
I’ve never heard to that illness but I do love a romance. Mine is a YA Fantasy set in a post apocalyptic world where magic is now in our world but currently unpredictable. It is a lot of fun as anything could happen but I need to make it into a story and I didn’t do much planning. My plan is for it to tackle prejudice in a non-direct way by having people learn to accept those thar have been changed by magic.
Sounds interesting! Good luck!!
Thank you 😊
Mind you, I’m not trying to do it with two little ones. Kudos to you!!
Yikes, my first reply vanished. Happy birthday, hope it was great. Love Nano, I had a great catch up day today after lagging since the beginning. Good luck!
I don’t think it did. I think it was awaiting approval because when I first started my blog I had trouble with some spam bots commenting. X
wow..I almost envy you!I need some nano-push in my butt too!
Thank you. Just remember tomorrow is a new day and keep going. Any progress is better than nothing. Don’t give up xxx
Happy Happy Birthday, Alison! (Even though this is a tad bit late) Keep writing, and break those word count barriers. You got this!
Thanks so much. This is the sort of motivation I need this week as I’ve not done as well. X