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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 6 Recap

Okay, writers, we are 1/5 of the way through NaNoWriMo. Keep up the great work everyone. We’ve got this!

Today’s Word Count2,147

Total Word Count: 15,958

Estimated Writing Time: 2 hours

Feeling: Encouraged and grateful to be surrounded by so many great writer friends and a supportive family.

Motivation: I stumbled across another writer’s NaNoWriMo update today, in which she (I believe she, I can’t find the blog now, so feel free to comment if you happen to read this!) stated that we are now 1/5 of the way through NaNoWriMo. For some reason, this just floored me. I’m already 20% done. All I have to do is do this again four more times, and I will have made 50k (and then some!)!

Inspiration: Remembering the taste of salt water.

Biggest Triumph: Making it to 15,000 words (almost 16,000!) when I only “need” to be on 10,000 at this point.

Biggest Setback: If you can’t guess by now, it’s work. Always work. I feel like a broken record, but I really wish I had more time. But that’s okay! One day, I will be full time author entrepreneur, and every word I write this month gets me closer to that goal!

Helpful Insights: I spent a lot of years as a “writer” making excuses. I can’t write right now. I’m too busy with high school/university/getting married/etc. Well, let me tell you, I was wrong. I wish I could have told me sooner. I allowed myself to get overwhelmed by the enormity of the task of writing a novel. I convinced myself that a first draft had to be perfect. Hell, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

All you have to do is write one day at a time, and it adds up so quickly. If you make creativity a priority, you can find the time and build the content. And you know what? I’m realizing that this can and will be my full time job one day. All I have to do is keep cramming in the time while I work this day job, let my content snowball, and in a few years, I’ll be there. You can be there, too, but you’ve got to start now. Butt in chair.

Join me on my NaNoWriMo journey on my NaNoWriMo page or follow me on Twitter @KateMColby for more frequent updates!


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