Step Two on Writing for NaNoWriMo: Writing

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As you all may know from experience or had heard from people you know that participate in NaNo. Writing to this extent in hard work.

For those of you that don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It challenges writers to write 50,000 words in 30 during the month of November. It is hard. It is draining. It is rewarding. To learn more about my thoughts on NaNo click here.

This is my second update post this NaNo season, and as you all can probably guess, writing this is a wonderful break from my current WIP.


It has been a long 13 days. I have been procrastinating writing each day to the point where I cram all of my words in at 10 o’clock at night. If I go back and read them, I’m sure they’re (1) illogical, and (2) not even on topic. Aw well! That’s what editing is for anyway!

Now here is what I’ve accomplished in the first 13 days of NaNoWriMo.

Writing – Project: Untitled

I mentioned in last week’s post that I am going to be writing the voted on option which happened to be #2. Here is the vague description that I have of this project.

Option #2: A guy wakes up and has no clue what has happened. He is where he fell, but things look different and yet still the same. It’s when he is driving down the road that he realizes the past is all around him, acting as if nothing has changed. He knows better though because it’s 2017 and that building he just drove by was demolished years ago.

So far, I’m feeling pretty good about what I’m writing. It feels like it’s dragging on, but then I think back to myself and go “well I still have over 30,000 words, I need something else to fill the space.” Now that kind of sounds bad. As if I’m throwing in words that make no sense and writing scenes that aren’t really for the story, and that’s wrong. Each scene, so far, has been a foundation for the rest of the book. Will they all make the final cut? No clue. But for now, they are keeping me on track.

During the week, I also had some time to think about the possible titles for this one. I’ve created a poll for the possible options and would love if you would vote to help me decide. If you don’t like any of my options feel free to add your own in the comments below! Thank you in advance if you take the time to vote!

If you still haven’t downloaded your free organizational sheets for your project, what are you waiting for?! Head over to my The Beginning of Novel Five – NaNoWriMo 2017 post to get yours today!

Total Words Written With Sprints (this week): 9524 words

Total Words Written Without Sprints (this week): 983 words

Total Words Written (this week): 10507 words

Total Words Written: 19232 words

Editing – Project: Not Like Everyone Else

The editing continues for Not Like Everyone Else. I’ve made a bit of progress this week, and hope to continue this momentum this coming week. I’ve found more errors this week, and have decided to change some of the scenes up, so it has taken me longer to get through some of the pages.

I also finished the cover design for Not Like Everyone Else! I can’t wait to show it to you all, but not today. I’ll create a special post dedicated to the cover reveal for this book. Until then. . .

Not Like Everyone Else Jennifer Leigh - cover coming soon

Total Pages Edited This Week – 15 pages

Cover Completion – complete

Not too bad for the second week of NaNo. Now here’s hoping that I can keep my sanity and maybe get on a better writing schedule this coming week! You can follow my NaNoWriMo 2017 journey by catching my updates, posted every Monday!

Keep writing! 💗

How’s your NaNo project going? Are you on track? Slacking? I’d love to hear how your experience is going, so pop down in the comments so we can chat!

sign off Jenn Bound to Writing



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3 thoughts on “Step Two on Writing for NaNoWriMo: Writing

  1. I relate to how you’re feeling so much! I procrastinate until late at night too and then I’ll feel to tired to get all the words written. But it sounds like you’ve been going really well! Good job and good luck for the rest of the month 🙂

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