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NaNoWriMo Week 1 ROUNDUP

I decided to do something a little different for the blog this month: I’ll be posting on Thursdays instead of Sundays and including weekly roundups of how NaNoWriMo is progressing! You’re all welcome to join in and post a comment letting everyone know how it’s going or whether you need encouragement, etc!

So let’s dive in!


  1. Switched projects on Day 2 (you’d be surprised how often this happens to me :P)

  2. Went full NaNo Rebel with editing instead of drafting.

  3. Editing my 2012 novel and my absolute baby: Dream Reaper


  1. Words Edited: 8580/120,161

  2. Goal Wordcount: <115k

  3. Scenes added: 2

  4. Scenes deleted: 1


  1. Finally figuring out my MC’s motivation – in six years, he’s never really had a personal goal!

  2. Removing redundant, overclarifying speech from the mystery arc – trusting the readers to extrapolate certain things from the evidence provided

  3. Tightening up the romance

  4. Rewriting the conclusion

  5. Creating a better segueway into Book 2


  1. Acute bronchitis set me back several days on my goals, so I am trying hard to get well so I can continue NaNo!

Week 2 Goals:

  1. Get the wordcount down to 119k or thereabouts

  2. Make it past the Hero’s Choice moment where the plot truly takes off.

What are your goals for Week 2, everyone? Leave a comment so we can cheer you on!!

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