Hi everyone ✨
NaNoWriMo is coming up! It’s that time of the year where writers stress about not hitting the 1,666 word-count in the day to be able to reach the 50,000-word monthly goal. It’s a difficult challenge and I have not yet been able to accomplish it. The most I’ve been able to write in November is about 25,000 words.
However, this year, I don’t have many commitments holding me back. Last year, I had my thesis, and the year before, I had uni assignments, but guess who’s unemployed? That’s right – me! OK, I have a casual job and an internship, but still, I don’t have much going on. Besides being a dog mum.
About My Novel(s)
I am working on a two-part series. I’ve been writing it since mid-2018, with many breaks in between. I’m currently on 100,000 words, split between both books. So the first book is 63,000 words and the other is 33,000. My goal is for both books to be 80,000, which amounts to a total of 160,000 words. That is 60,000 words to go! I could potentially finish it this year, which would be cool.
The books are character-driven, rather than plot-driven, so it would probably classified as contemporary romance. I didn’t plan on there being two books, but I figured the ending I originally had could be a whole other book. And why not? I mainly write for fun – who knows if I’ll ever get published! – and I may as well just write what I want to.
It takes A LOT for me to be able to reach 1,666 words a day. At least four hours. On average, it likely takes around six hours. Do you think I have the time to write for six hours a day? Well, like I said, I’m unemployed, so technically I do…
Anyway, let’s say I actually can schedule out six hours per day. That’s 180 hours over the whole months. All for NaNoWriMo. Does it deserve it? We shall see.
There are a few things I could do to achieve this. Let me tell you my daily routine first, though.
6:20 a.m. – Wake up!
7:00 a.m. – Take dog for quick walk
8:30 a.m. – Take dog to dog park
9:30 a.m. – Get ready for day
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Random stuff like go out or workout or laundry or write or edit for jobs
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – I don’t even know but I’m most likely not writing
6: 30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Write or watch TV
9: 30 p.m. – Go to sleep. YES I go to sleep at 9:30, deal with it!
This is a typical day, of course, every day is different. Some days I actually go to work, which is nice. #unemployedlife is actually enjoying going to work.
If I were to write for six hours per day in November, that means I would have to ACTUALLY write during 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. like it was my actual job. I don’t know if I could do that. But we’ll see! I’ll do updates if my faithful readers care. (Sorry I hardly ever post).
Good luck to all of you doing NaNoWriMo!