#NaNoWriMo 2014: At the Half-Way Point

The word count for my second week of writing in NaNoWriMo 2014 wasn’t as good as the first. I churned out 11,500 in the first eight days and only 4,500 during the next eight. However, there were several reasons for this slow-down.


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The plot had reached a complicated point; some things that were originally meant for chapters got lumped together. Also, I made three blog posts during that time. Those blog posts (Synchronicity and Indie Authoring) were more than a two or three paragraph NaNoWriMo update.

The good news is, that I’ve gotten past the complicated plot circumstances and can now #write at full speed toward the end. As I look at my table of contents, I can truly see the light at the end of the tunnel. For an #indieauthor or any other #author, it’s going to be a great week.

How are you doing at the NaNoWriMo 2014 mid-point?

18 thoughts on “#NaNoWriMo 2014: At the Half-Way Point

  1. I was not happy with the direction my next book was taking so I hired an editor who is a former journalist to help me pull it together. How about that? My first book was easier for me than this one which is almost a tell-all. Stay tuned.


    • Editors can be expensive. I hope this one works out for you. and keep me updated. I’m sure it’ll be another great read.
      P.S. I had to approve and moderate you as well. I’m thinking maybe I clicked something by accident or wordpress has changed their parameters with their new format.


  2. There’s always a tipping point where a novel gets a bit more complicated. I’ve often come across this myself. I find the best way not to get stuck in the quicksand is to move on and leave the knots to tie later. I am envious of you as I wanted to take part in NaNoWriMo but really didn’t have the time this year. I hope you complete it!


    • Hi Jackson!
      “I find the best way not to get stuck in the quicksand is to move on and leave the knots to tie later.”

      Funny that you mentioned that, I have a blog post coming up next week that deals with that issue. Almost the same strategy.


  3. Glad to see you’re still going strong. Are you still editing as you go or are you just throwing the words onto the page for NaNo?
    I’m at 22k words which is okay I suppose but not where I thought I would be at this point. Not enough hours in the day.


  4. Woot for good weeks! I’m doing okay on my progress. I’m still ahead, though I’ve reached the end of my previsualized scenes. Time to jump to earlier in the story and write the stuff I’ve skipped.

    Keep strong! Write on!


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