Day 7 / NaNoWriMo 2018

Day seven and I’m going strong! I’m currently 100 words ahead of schedule, so I’m hoping to do a lot of writing today so I’m ahead by a larger amount.

On Monday (day five) I only wrote 200 words and it was quite discouraging, but last night I wrote about 3,000 words, and today 2,000 words, so I’m feeling capable of reaching 50,000 by the end of the month. It’s also incredibly satisfying to write such big chunks of writing in a small span of time.

My novel has vague direction, and even though I’m still writing random scenes and bits of dialogue, I know how each scene will move the plot forward. The word document is completely out of order, but it feels good to have over 10,000 words.

And you know what that means?

Savoury muffin day! *Savoury muffin dance*

I’ll bake some savoury muffins today or tomorrow in celebration of hitting the double digits and we’ll all be happy because it’s not possible to eat a savoury muffin and not be happy.

These updates are relatively short, but it feels nice to write something not NaNo related and to have no word count. Also, I haven’t killed my plants yet so I’m going strong on every front.

I’m thinking that later today I’ll organise my NaNo-word-doc so the bits and pieces I’ve written are in order. This way, if I get stuck later in the month I can fill in the gaps instead of struggling to move the story forward. Ah, organising a word document. Such fun. (This isn’t sarcasm – I am, quite genuinely, looking forward to rearranging and sorting out the mess.)

On an unrelated note, I’m currently trying a natural-cream deodorant and going out later today, so let’s all pray that it works!

Sarah xx

By Sarah

My name is Sarah and I’m a twenty two year old who loves Jesus first and foremost, finds joy in the simple things, and appreciates a good metaphor and oxford comma.

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