NaNoWriMo 2020 | Week 3 Update

We have arrived at Day 21 of National Novel Writing Month 2020 – how are you doing? Hanging in there? Meeting your goals? Switching up your goals? Whatever you’re doing to ready yourself for the next week of NaNoWriMo, I hope you take a little time to reflect on your progress so far.


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Last week I talked about getting hit by the mid-month slump, and it carried over into the past week. The last couple of days have been a little rougher; my anxiety spiked for reasons I don’t want to get into here, because this is an update on my writing, not on my mental health (I will clarify that myself and the people closest to me are physically fine). So without further ado, I’ll get into my writing progress over the past seven days.

I’m writing this post after just finishing a 1,000 word writing sprint, and meeting my daily goal of 2,000 words (2,047 words). As a proponent of writing sprints, I wrote quite sporadically today—in five or ten minute bursts—and am glad that although my attention span was short, I still got quite a bit of writing done by the end of the day. And even knowing how behind I am in terms of the 50,000 word goal, I’m still feeling celebratory of today’s and this week’s progress.

Speaking of which, my total word count is now 31,723 words. I’m going to have to step up my writing game a bit in order to reach 50,000 words by the end of November, but I’m currently optimistic about doing so.


Feel free to share your successes, goals, or fails from the first week of National Novel Writing Month in a comment below, and if you are interested, follow my daily progress on Twitter or my NaNo profile.

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