NaNoWriMo Week 2 Progress – Not Going So Great!

NaNoWriMo week 2 is over and we are now halfway into the month! My motivation to write dropped significantly, but seeing as I set myself a goal every day to write, I tried to actually complete it.

You guys are going to be very disappointed in me, so I’m just going to warn you right now.


My goal every day is 1,000 words. I don’t worry so much about reaching 50,000 words because it doesn’t really seem like something that I can achieve. 1,000 words per day is quite doable and it only takes me around one or two hours to get to that point.


Total for Week 1: 7,991 words

Total for Week 2: 4,499 words

NaNo Total: 12,520 words

Book Total: 15,403 words

NaNo Thoughts

I’ve really been doubting my WIP this week! It is getting a little bit tricky to write. My main problem with it is the plot. I don’t know if it flows well and whether it is interesting.

Sometimes when I am writing I feel as though I am wasting my time, and it is difficult to shake that feeling. I don’t know if my story reads well, and for that it feels like it is fruitless to continue. I really enjoy writing, but that only happens when I am writing something that I truly love and think is a good idea.

I’m still going to try and write every day! Hopefully next next week I will write more words in a day. I try not to compare myself with other people doing NaNo, but it’s hard to when they are so far ahead of me.

  • How has your NaNo project been going?

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24 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Week 2 Progress – Not Going So Great!

  1. At the end of last week I hit the, “my idea is terrible and there is no point in writing this” moment myself. It is tough to push beyond that, isn’t it? Trucking through though, coming up to the big climactic moment, so hopefully that flows again. Good luck!

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    1. It is very tough to push through, I hope you were able to. Good point, there will be climatic moments that will make everything come together 🙂 Thanks, good luck to you too!

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  2. Great job this week! I’m sure you’ll be able to find your plot once you write more. My NaNo project is going well. I feel like I’m taking too much time on character relationships though. I’ll figure it out. Should be moving into the main plot this week!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 That’s true, I’ll sort it out once I keep writing. I’m so glad it’s going well for you! I know what you mean about character relationships, it’s actually pretty fun to write that stuff instead of plot. Good luck with the main plot!

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  3. I write this huge long comment last night and then went to a different screen for a second and it erased, so you get my condensed comment now 🙂

    Don’t get discouraged because you think your book doesn’t read well. Most first drafts won’t. Sure, we’d like them the be perfect the first time around but they’re not.
    The saying is that your first draft is like shoveling sand into a sand box so that eventually you can build a sand castle.
    Don’t get discouraged.

    Also, I hate spending my time writing something that is going to be total crap. But how can we get better if we don’t write a million crappy words first 🙂

    My friend just published her first book. It was the 8th full novel she had written, edited, and tried to publish.

    My other friend is publishing the 4th book she’s worked on.

    I’m NaNo-ing my 4th and I haven’t published anything yet. But I’ve edited the ones I have written to the point that I know how. My first one is written to the level of craft that I understood. This one I’m working on will already be way different because I’ve studied and written and practiced more than I had last time. I grow and learn a little more each time.
    So don’t think of it as a waste of time, think of it as words written toward your goal of a million before you start writing fabulous words. 🙂

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    1. Firstly, that’s so annoying that happened to you! But I appreciate you writing another comment ☺️

      Thank you so much, Brookie. I really needed to hear this! You’re very right that the first draft won’t read well. I think I need to get my head wrapped around that.

      It sucks that writers have to write a tonne of books before they get published. I guess perseverance is very important. I’m happy for your two writer friends who are getting published, hopefully it will happen to us someday too 😌

      You’re right that writing is good for experience. We get better over time. It’s really good to hear your experience! I love what you’ve written about growing each time we write and edit something.

      I’ll try not to think of it as a waste of time! I’ll put it towards my millions words, that’s a good way of looking at it 🙂

      Good luck with your NaNo piece and I hope you don’t need encouragement too! But I’ll return it to you if you ever do need it. Thanks again 🙂

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  4. Nanowrimo is kicking my butt! I guess taking a vacation to Napa, CA didn’t help that either! I am just trying to write something everyday and today I have been successful! Good luck with the rest of the week!

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    1. Sorry to hear! But vacationing must be nice, even though it makes you suffer with writing. That’s great that you’re trying to write every day though! Thank you, good luck to you too! 🙂

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  5. Ah I feel like I’ve been having a lot of trouble this week too- maybe it’s got something to do with being the midpoint. But I still think you’re making great progress 😀 The most important thing is that you’re writing every day 😀

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  6. Keep going, Charlotte! Even if you don’t finish the book, just go as far as you can. As an editor, I’m sure you’ve seen your fair share of poor writing. Just a glimpse at your blog reveals that you’re not one to produce poor writing.

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      1. It’s just the truth! My first semi-serious attempt at a novel got me about 20,000 words in. My second serious attempt got me 65,000 words. My third attempt made it to 110,000, and that story is finished and published. I learned a LOT from those first two failed attempts. Even though I quit on both of them, making it as far as I did taught me a lot, and making it farther might have taught me even more. So go as far as you can!

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      2. That’s definitely true! I guess writing for practice is very important and it’s okay if we want to quit. Nice work on getting something published 👍 I’ll certain try to go as far as I can 🙂

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