Saturday, 19 November 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 - Progress Report

This year NaNoWriMo has been quite frenzy free, except for the first day where the frenzy of starting is almost a ritual. Usually, I try to finish my whole draft or at least as much as possible during NaNo, but this year I don't mind if I do only 50K. So while there have been some unproductive days, on the whole, I have made a steady progress. It's a good thing in a way, because while I'm doing NaNo, I am also continuing with other things going on in my life. On the flip side, it doesn't really feel like a challenge. But on a more positive note, I am making progress, and that's the important thing. It is in fact a positive thing because if I can write 50K easily enough in November, I can do it whenever I am writing a first draft. 

So current word count is 37167. I plan to have 50K done by 27th of November, and unless things go drastically wrong from here, I don't see an issue. But I look forward to finishing this draft in December. 

What about you? How is your NaNoWriMo going? How are you finding it? Challenging, fun, despairing? 


  1. Ah Dolly, you are doing so well. My NaNo flatlined and I don't think I can breathe life into it again. I almost didn't do NaNo, but got started off reasonably well and then it just died on me. The fire was not in my belly. I wasn't hungry enough this year. I will finish the story but it may be more of a set of short stories than a novel and that is okay too, but for this year's NaNo, I have signed off and that is not a problem, it is a choice.



  2. Ardee-ann,

    Choice is the right word. NaNo is only useful and productive if we want to do it. There is no point in forcing oneself, wasting the month being miserable when you could be doing something else. So I hope you enjoy finishing those stories whenever the time maybe right. :-)

  3. Congrats on your NaNo win, Dolly! I knew you'd win with flying colours. :-)