NaNo Update: Week #2 (in GIFS and Tweets)

Thoughts, Tips, Writing

We’re two weeks into the fray guys.


As a warning, this post was written by a girl who has written 32k words so far in November, and so it may not be coherent. Or applicable. Or useful? Quite possibly just entertaining, really. You came for the gifs and tweets, I understand. I would, too. Don’t feel bad if you just skim this post. You’ll only miss my incoherent (but enjoyably funny?) babbling.


this is you. you are now stuck. my apologies.

But lets see here… How has this second week of NaNo gone? It was lots of “I don’t really want to write… sigh”

and lots of “type… type… type… typeity type…OH PLOT TWIST… TYPE. type type type.”

If that makes any sense, anyway.

No? well, it is November. You can’t expect me to write logical words in November #lol.

funny lol laughing laugh typing

(I mean, I just hastagged an lol. I never even say that, let alone use hashtags. I blame this entire post on my fingers guys. They just keep typing all this nonsense everywhere I go! Even if I’m using a pen or pencil it’s blabbering I tell you! BLABBERING.)

But lots of fun things happened this week. Like two big plot twists that left me slightly squealing and slightly heart achy.

(i’m sorry characters I’M SORRRYY don’t worry it’s only going to get worse oops but don’t worry it’ll get better?)

I went into this week with 15k words and crawled out with around 32k. So my word count basically doubled but I cannot guarantee any of those words were good. ???


statty mc statstat. (sorry)

I hate to feel like I am bragging so I’m going to leave you with this: I am not trying to brag.

My story, if you were to go a read it right now, would not be very readable! (sort of like this post) It’s not brag-worthy in the least.

week kitty shark preparation

 I go off on rabbit trails, have too much internal dialogue and create lots of plot holes that I don’t have time to fix.  But that’s okay, because this is November, and in November we write. You cannot stay paralyzed and worrying about spelling, grammar, plot holes, inconsistent characters, shallow personality types. Just keep on plodding along, word by word. It helps to have a general idea of where you’re going, but even if you don’t… just write without the pressure of perfectionism.

I know you’ve heard this before but it still holds true:


So fellow writers, whether you’re participating in NaNoWriMo or typing away on draft 65, or tackling edits of draft one– keep writing, even when you don’t want to or you feel bleh.

Don’t give up.

dreams shia labeouf motivation just do it

also go watch this video so you’ll understand this gif. and then watch this one. then get back to writing!

10 thoughts on “NaNo Update: Week #2 (in GIFS and Tweets)

  1. That cat is seriously the cutest thing EVER!! Also my brain is dead, too, so don’t worry, you’re not alone. 🙂 Im not even speaking coherently at this point… But I’m at 38k!!!! *freaking out a little bit*


  2. Congrats on doing so well! Unfortunately I was dragged away on a mandatory film class field trip for three days, where I had no access to my precious laptop. Needless to say I am far behind, but I never expected to reach the 50K this year. I’m happy to just use NaNo as motivation to start my novel if nothing else. XD Good luck with your writing! 😀

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    1. Thank you! And yes, NaNo is such *wonderful* motivation. I hope you can find the time to write soon. 🙂 Your novel is one I will randomly remember and thing “gee that just sounds so cool. o_o”
      Sorry for taking so long to get back to you!


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