Help! There’s only ten days left for NaNoWriMo and I am soooooo behind! Aiming for a 5k day but with the way I’ve been writing lately, not sure if I’ll get it.
30 Day NaNoWriMo Challenge
Day 21 – With about 10 days left to this arguably traumatic experience, what are your plans and goals for your novel, should you successfully complete it?
I know exactly what I’m going to do with my NaNo novels after November. I’m going to revise them, send them out to betas, revise them again, let them sit for a little while, revise them again, and then eventually send them out to an agent who I accidentally pitched the idea to back in August.
Day 21 Stats
You go down to Hagrid’s hut to have tea with him. When you try his treacle fudge, your teeth get stuck together! Write for twenty minutes as Hagrid tries to help and Madam Pomfrey magically loosens the cement-like effect the fudge had on your mouth.
20 Minutes: 1,135 words.
Running total: 9,189 words, 5 Galleons.
Months pass, and it’s Christmas morning! You receive 3 Galleons from your parents, as well as a challenge from the Weasley twins. Write 1000 words in under an hour.
If you succeed: they give you a Galleon.
If you fail: they hit you with snowballs until you’re buried under heavy amounts of snow and make you write 250 more words.
It took me 42 minutes and 17 seconds to write 1,033 words, which is worse than the 20 minutes it took me to write the 1k before. But my boyfriend got up and my productivity tanks when that happens.
Running total: 10,222 words, 9 Galleons.
During the Gryffindor vs Slytherin Quidditch game, you get incredibly excited. Roll a die. If even, you’re cheering for Gryffindor; if odd, you’re cheering for Slytherin. Word war for fifteen minutes with someone cheering for the opposite team. If you beat them, you win your bet, and you take 2 of their Galleons. But be careful- if you lose, you give them 2 of your Galleons. A bet’s a bet.
Running total: 10,222, 8 Galleons. I decided to skip this one.
Harry tells you that he suspects that Snape is going after the Philosopher’s Stone and you decide to go with the trio to try to get to the Stone before Snape does. But before you can even go down the trapdoor, you need to make it past Fluffy. Write for ten minutes as you lull him to sleep sneak through the door.
I set a timer on my phone for this one and got 615 words.
Running total: 10,837 words, 8 Galleons.
First line I wrote today:
Perhaps it only happens when she’s really happy?
Last line I wrote today:
She just nodded and watched as I disappeared in front of her.