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NaNoWriMo stage #6: Winner


I did it?

I guess I did.


I honestly don’t know how to feel. The last lap was seriously so surreal but I feel like this isn’t it. Looking at my word count I had to blink several times to make sure I wasn’t going delusional from three hours of writing.

that moment

Funny thing is my characters still live inside me. Just a second ago I was thinking

“I wonder what Character A is up to right now”

Am I insane or?


This has been the craziest month and I am left feeling full to bursting yet empty because now I have nothing to do.

Wow. What a crazy crazy adventure. Thank you to everybody who read my posts. You’re awesome and I’ll be posting a NaNo related post soon for the last time this month because it is time I got back to reviewing.

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NaNoWriMo stages 4+5: Isolation and despair





Hey everybody!

Long time no talk.

I haven’t been properly blogging because I’ve got exams and it’s kinda hard to stay on top of things. So just bear with me okay? okay. šŸ™‚

During Stage 4 of nanowrimo I didn’t feel significantly isolated no but there was a feeling of, I’m so alone in this. Being a first timer I haven’t got the hang of virtual write ins and twitter sprints and I can’t attend my local write ins because life!

So I did feel like I wasn’t getting as involved as I could but hey, you just gotta push through and that I did.

I have been lucky enough to not hit Stage 5 yet, despair.

I’ve learned that when I’m writing, I can go into this zone and block out exterior troubles which is very helpful since it’s encouraged me to write more!

Okay you’re gonna love this one!

Word count: 40090


Stay tuned for the big news guys. I’ll see you very soon



NaNoWriMo stage #3: Shock

The phase you realize you aren’t doing as well as you thought.

I feel like I’m going so smooth, the satisfying tap of the keys on the keyboard providing me with the reassurance that I am indeed pumping out those words really fast.

ThenĀ Ā comes the moment of truth.

I get out of my writing trance and glance down at my word count. Unsure of whether it is enough I go onto the nanowrimo website.

Only to realize that I haven’t written as much I’d thought I had.

All that hard work and pre existing satisfaction šŸ˜¦

This is gonna be harder than I thought.

Word count: 22178




Nanowrimo stage #2: Denial

Sleep deprived and cranky I write to you again four days after my previous initial post.

The excitement levels are dwindling

I’m behind on my school work, have missed several due dates, but that’s okay

At the moment I can barely keep my eyes open but that’s okay.

I just realized that I have maths homework that absolutely needs to be done but I have to continue writing.

It;s okay everything is okay.

And by saying that I continue to live in denial of the fact that this month is slowly creeping stress into my brain but i have to finish this marathon. I made a commitment so after finishing this post I’m off to writing again. Not before doing my maths homework though

Also today is double up donation day so you can donate $25 to and receive $50 worth of Goodies! How awesome is that? it’s going to a good cause funding writing programs around the world. I’m doubling my word count and hope to write 5000 words today.

Total word count: 15733

How are you doing? I’ll check in with you soon




NaNoWriMo Stage #1: Excitement

Howdy folks,

Writing a novel is like running a marathon. In the beginning it’s all excitement. The gun has gone off or in this case your alarm clock signalling the start of this month long journey.

You’re highly positiveĀ and despite this being your first time writing a 50 000 word novel in a month you seem so completely sure of yourself.

There’s water for hydration, candies for energy, there’s your laptop and then there’s you. As the clock strikes twelve you race ahead, pumping out everything you have, saying that you’ll work extra hard and get that extra mile in so it won’t come back to bite you.

The words start pouring out of youĀ faster than you can type and by the end of it you’re surprised to find that writing is actually so draining but you know what? you did it. You survived four days of this craziness managing to hit your word count.

My total word count NaNoWriMo day four: 8019

It doesn’t seem much compared to the big 50 000 but hey we’ll get there

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? I’m internally rooting for you! Ā If not then be a cheer leader and internally root for all the incredible suicidal people that have embarked on writing 50 000 words in a month.




November is fast approaching and it is National Novel Writing Month!

Basically NANOWRIMO is this website where you attempt to write a 50 000 word novel in one month and I had this epiphany while watching Catriona’s video (shes’s awesome btw) that I should write a novel in a month!

I’ve never finished any of my stories partly because of my commitment issues and partly because…because.

You’re probably wondering what the point of this post is, well I just wanted to let you know that I’M DOING NANOWRIMO and that YOU SHOULD DO IT TOO

Seriously just have a go and you can win prizes how awesome is that? join the partay

This would be the perfect time to commit because you still have time to prep. Here are some things I have found helpful so far in preparation Ā for NANOWRIMO. This is my first time doing this so I’m in no way an expert at this.

1. The snowflake method aka the holy grail of NANOWRIMO, honestly this is extremely reliable in mapping out the frame of your novel so when November rolls around all you have to literally do is type out your novel like a robot.

2. the aforementioned Catriona also did this video about prep and she is way more experienced than I am for sure.

3. Have a notebook or note taking device nearby- you never know when inspiration strikes and you must be prepared because trust me you’ll forget about it later.

4. Read over your story summary EVERDAY, I’m assuming if you follow the Snowflake method you’d have created a summary and having your plot fresh in your mind will mean you won’t get stuck during Nanowrimo.

I hope I’ve persuaded you to join NANOWRIMO and hopefully these tips have come in handy. I will be posting weekly updates as my novel progresses so look out for that coconuts!