NaNoWriMo: The Home Stretch

nano end 2Two. Days.

That’s all you have to do. Write two more days.

I know it’s been a beating of a month; I am 100% there with you. But we didn’t come this far to give up now. We’re going to get this thing done and out of our heads! It’s time for those voices to be heard by someone other than ourselves. We are going to write our asses off, until our keyboard goes up in flames!!!!

And then go drink a lot of wine.

And then, when we’ve suitably recovered, only then will we worry about editing. If you’re a perfectionist, December 1st is when you get to go through your manuscript with he Red Pen of Doom and fix everything you’ve let slide until now. We just have to get through these last two days first.

Or have you already finished, you fantastic person you? Congratulations! The Men Memes and I are so very, very proud of you! I can’t wait to hear all about your triumphs. But… since it’s still November… why don’t you find someone who needs a little extra encouragement to get through these last few days? After all, we started this $hit together. Let’s end it that way!

On a completely different subject, I feel kinda bad. Those of you who know me know that my celebrity crush has been Chris Hemsworth for years. And yet I haven’t posted any memes with him in it, and so many of Tom Hiddleston. And hey, I wanna snuggle the crap out of Tom.

So, in honor of us rocking the $hit out of NaNo this month, I give you:

nano end

Daily Word Count: 1,667

Weekly Word Count: 3,334

Cumulative Word Count: 50,000


NaNoWriMo: Week 4

Listen to Ryan. He’s right! We’re almost done!

You’re doing so well, I just know it! And here’s the thing: if you didn’t get all 11,669 words done last week, it’s okay. Like I said before, it’s all about looking forward. Don’t stress about playing catch up and writing all the words you missed in one night. Get your 1,667 in today. And hey, maybe today, maybe tomorrow, you’ll hit a stride and get caught up, or even, *gasp!* ahead! Baby steps, kids. We’re on our last full week, and we got this.

nanoDaily Word Count: 1,667

Weekly Word Count: 11,669

Cumulative Word Count: 46,676

NaNoWriMo: Week 3

Congratulations! This is the halfway point! We made it!

week 3

I decided to forgo the usual hunky, keep writing meme for this much more subdued, and 100% true one.

“Because a terrible, rushed first draft is still better than having nothing written at all.”


Honestly, unless you somehow forgot where your story is going, don’t go back and read what you’ve already written. Just don’t. This is not the month for editing. This is the month for writing. And whatever you’re writing, you can always, always fix it in editing… next month.

I know it’s hard. But you can do it. Because you’re awesome… and deserve another meme.

sherlock nano

Daily Word Count: 1,667

Weekly Word Count: 11,669

Cumulative Word Count: 35,007

NaNoWriMo: Week Two

tumblr_mxurcgauxq1rbp59ao1_500Hello fellow NaNo-ers! How’s it going?? We’ve made it through week one! Yay! And Tom Hiddleston is so proud of us.

Now is the time when you’re really learning about the amount of planning you need for NaNo. And if you’re noticing you’re a little short on that front, don’t worry! Just keep writing! The time for looking back is over. It was in October. Now we’re working on getting into the habit of writing a decent chunk of story, every single day.

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t make every goal you’ve set for yourself. You’ve committed to a massive undertaking, something lesser mortals look at and can only shake their heads.

They didn’t even have the confidence to start, and here you are, already through week one. I knew you could do it.

Now then:

idris elba

Daily Word Count: 1,667

Weekly Word Count: 11,669

Cumulative Word Count: 23,338

NaNoWriMo: Week One

‘Twas the night before Nano…

Ya’ll, I am so excited. My story is an idea I’ve had for awhile, one I’ve loved, and one that’s stalled. Like 20k words and then… nothing.

But now! NaNo has given me the motivation to work out the kinks and add another 50k to that word count.


I’ve been getting everything ready for tomorrow: I’ve got my playlist ready. My chapter by chapter outline is in Scrivener. I’ve moved the content I already had where it needs to be, worked on a few formatting hiccups, (because I know they will distract me later.) And I read what I wrote before.

Omigosh, I love these guys! I forgot how much I love my two main characters’ story. I have goosebumps. This is definitely the time to let them out.


And I wish you all the same this NaNo. Or any time you get that one story that just has to be told. Good luck to all of you this week! (Also, I had waaay too much fun finding memes. #sorrynotsorry)

at-dawn-we-writeDaily Word Count: 1,667

Weekly Word Count: 11,669

Cumulative Word Count: 11,669