NaNoWriMo Update: Day 26 Recap

In an effort to preserve the sanctity of the Thanksgiving holiday (which American capitalism is bound and determined to destroy), I decided not to post anything on my blog and keep the day as a day of rest and family (and a little writing, too!). So please enjoy my Day 26 update now, on the sacred holiday of Black Friday. My Day 27 update will go live this afternoon. Enjoy!

Today’s Word Count508

Total Word Count: 63,852

Estimated Writing Time: 20 minutes

Feeling: Like my head will explode at any moment.

Motivation: Taking my own advice and writing something, anything to keep the novel moving.

Inspiration: My husband’s support and reassurances that I do not need to write thousands of words every single day.

Biggest Triumph: Every single one of those 508 words.

Biggest Setback: This day marked my worst migraine to-date. It lasted over 24 hours, without stop, and I could not keep any food or water down until dinner time. Needless to say, I will be making a trip to my doctor in the near future. If these continue to escalate, I will end up in very bad shape.

Helpful Insights: Because my mental facilities are still feeling a bit drained, I’m going to rely on a quotation I stumbled upon on Twitter for the insights today.

You fail only if you stop writing — Ray Bradbury

Well, you heard the man. You want to win NaNoWriMo and/or be a writer? Then keep going! As I write this, there are only four writing days left of NaNoWriMo 2014, and as you read this, there are only three days left! Get to it!

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


Kate M. Colby is an author of science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction. When she is not writing or working, Kate enjoys playing video games, antiquing, and wine tasting. She lives in the United States with her husband and furry children.

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2 comments on “NaNoWriMo Update: Day 26 Recap
  1. My migraines are all stress or anxiety/panic attack related – so thankfully mine aren’t a regular occurrence. I can’t imagine attempting to write with one – more power to you!

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