NaNoWriMo 2018 Word Counts

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  1. A. E. Lowan

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    Sharpen your pencils, everyone! Daily word counts go in this thread.
     
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  2. Chessie2

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    We can do it!
     
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  3. Antonius

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    We've got this.

    After a slow start this morning, I was able to turn things around and put down 2422 words.
     
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  4. A. E. Lowan

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    I'm rebelling it again this year and starting with 15,482 words in my pocket. Today so far is slow going, but we'll see where I end up!
     
  5. ^Oh, you can do that? I thought I would get in trouble if I added the 9,000 words I had gathered already.
    "Official" word count so far is: 1,000.
     
  6. Chessie2

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    3655 for today. About 630 of that was the new NaNo book and the rest finished up Klondike Bounty. Woop!
     
  7. A. E. Lowan

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    Noice!

    I got about 70 words today, which is about on par for me for NaNoWriMo. :p But! I think I may finally be unstuck on this chapter, so things should be better tomorrow.
     
  8. Antonius

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    Day 2 is over. I've managed to at least double my word count and finished chapter 3. 2711 words added for a total of 5133.
     
  9. Ban

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    About a 1000 today, or 1400 total. It's a busy month for me, so I'm scaling down my success conditions to 30k total, while aiming for more.
     
  10. 2,000 today.
     
  11. Chessie2

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    I pulled a 10 hr shift at work today so no writing until now. Just sitting down...not sure how much I'll get done but there's always the weekend. :D
     
  12. ThinkerX

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    700 words total for me so far, all of them on a short story I should have finished days ago instead of my actual NaNo project. I'll probably be plugging away at that through the weekend. Then onto the mess that is 'Empire: Metropolis.'
     
  13. Antonius

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    1,572 today. I reached some scenes where I struggled and couldn't think of things to write. I can already tell the second draft is going to look and feel completely different to what I've written so far.
     
  14. Ban

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    I did some major plot restructuring today and wrote a mesmerizing 300 words.
     
  15. I would put my word count, but I'm too embarrassed.
     
  16. A. E. Lowan

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    Sweetie, it's okay. I did 70 words on Wednesday and nothing yesterday. You are winning just by trying your heart out. You've got this.
     
  17. ^You're so kind. :cat:

    I did November NaNo last year, and I did it in three weeks because I wanted to see if I could. I exhausted myself beyond belief by the end. I'm pacing things much better this time.

    [It's actually the other way round--my word count's way high because I cheated again and added a huge scene from another project that fit in perfectly. :notworthy:]
     
  18. A. E. Lowan

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    Taking time and being gentle to yourself is an excellent strategy. Remember, novel writing is a marathon, not a sprint.

    And don't worry about having extra words from a scene you had in your pocket. It's called being a rebel, and it totally counts. They're still your words. You have a couple of choices. You can be a purist and only count the words you have written after the first of November, or you can let the whole thing be counted and be a rebel. They both count towards your participation. So don't worry about it, and forge your own path. You're doing great!
     
  19. ThinkerX

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    I'm adding my short story into the NaNo word count even though it's not my NaNo project. Because, after all, it was still written during NaNo.

    And like A E Lowan, my progress this NaNo has been dismal thus far.
     
  20. A. E. Lowan

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    Managed to pull a couple hundred words out of my teeth today. My head hurts, but I'm ramping up!
     
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