NaNoWriMo is over and I am happy to have a 50K draft ready- for an untitled book. I find giving title is the most difficult part of the writing journey. This draft is far from complete but it is a good first draft nonetheless. So, how was the journey? What did I learn from this…
One last push, the last day and thankfully a weekend. Current Word Count: ~51,000 Shabana Mukhtar
Almost there… No update today, though. Current Word Count: 49,711 Shabana Mukhtar
Current Word Count: 49,711 Shabana Mukhtar
Okay, I have made some progress. Current Word Count: 48,237 Shabana Mukhtar
Nothing at all. I did not even open the document today. Current Word Count: 46,782 Shabana Mukhtar
The target is in sight. A few more days… The story is far from complete, though. I need to work more on the main character’s conflict and detail out the supporting characters. Current Word Count: 46,782 Shabana Mukhtar
Sunday is a fruitful day. Well, credit should be given to the much awaited last weekend of NaNoWriMo. Current Word Count: 41,187 Shabana Mukhtar
I spent most of my time blogging and hardly got any time to write. Current Word Count: 35,355 Shabana Mukhtar
It is such a trouble to be focused on the plot while you have a million other things to do. Today, I completed 3621 words. I still have a 1909 average to meet for next 8 days. Current Word Count: 34,728 Shabana Mukhtar
I am determined to reach the target. Today, I have worked exclusively for adding more to the draft, redrawn the timeline and hashed out more about each character. That’s not all. Every single break was utilized for writing more for my NaNoWriMo project, even though I was tempted to watch YouTube videos. Current Word Count:…
Writing 50,000 words comes down to 1667 words a day. It is not a big deal for me, I thought, because I write at least 3000 words every day, in one form or other. I hit 26000 words in ten days. It was a big deal and I thought I don’t need to rush anymore….
I participated last year and it was quite fun – to race against time and write 50000 words. It is not a small feat, but if I have to practice some discipline; I need this in my life. It is fun. For those who are new to the writing world, I encourage you to participate….