#NaNoWriMo: Day 16 – My word count, my setbacks, and my reality check


I know, I know. I said I’d be back for day 15 but life got in the way big time. Over the course of a few days, I’ve had a financial situation affect my writing schedule in a negative way. A part of me is so pissed that I let that keep me from reaching goals I’ve spent time working toward but I’m not one to quit no matter how far behind I might be.

Nanowrimo_Day_16_SamanthaGWrites.ComMy word count as of this writing is 13,741, I know, low right? We’re halfway there which means I should have at least 25,000 words written. But even though I’m behind on reaching my milestones, I’m still in it to win it.

Setbacks I’ve experienced include burnout from writing assignments from clients, taking part in a 30-day blogging challenge and the personal situation I mentioned earlier which I will put in a post once it’s all sorted out.

NaNoWriMo is such an exciting time for many writers especially me. Writing a book in a month is a major commitment that should be made when you plan to ride that bad boy to the end which I intend to do.

At this point, I’m not sure if Loyalty is Fiction will be completed by the 30th. It probably won’t be done until the second week of December. But it will get done! And if that means writing after the date, so be it. Like I wrote in a earlier post about rejection and failure, you’ve got to turn your fails into lessons and see what can be learned from them and not repeated.

For me, it was the decision to do more than one writing project. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but it makes things difficult. I love challenges. They test how far you can push yourself and I can appreciate that. NaNoWriMo isn’t going as planned but this chick will keep typing until she gets to the part where she can type the end.

Who knows, I may even get to 50,000 words by the end of the month…with the help of coffee, prayer, and maybe a few glasses of wine.

See you on Day 20! We’re almost to the finish line *dancing emoji*

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