As day 5 comes to an end, I am proud to say that I hit 20k today! I wrote about 6.5k, most of it being throughout the afternoon into the night. I looked at my 2016 nano stats and day 5 in 2016 I was at 14k, so I am not only ahead but I am doing better than I did last year. *Woot Woot*
There were two virtual write-ins on youtube today, both hosted by the WordNerds 🙂 One was on NaNoWriMo’s channel and the other was on WordNerds channel. I went to both, and tbh I love going to the virtual write-ins not just because we do sprints but because it’s the best time to talk to other people.
If you’re struggling to stay on track, or struggling to get your daily word count in. Or just struggling to get the words in, I advise checking out the website 4thwords. here Basically you fight monsters, in timed sessions by typing a certain amount of words. I’ve played on it a little bit, but it’s just easier for me to do sprints and type directly into my doc.
Once again the biggest thing I saw in the chat section was “How do you keep yourself from editing what you write as you write?” The BIGGEST thing I can stress to anyone who is struggling with wanting to edit or struggling with writing as you go; do 1 of two things, turn your text white or turn the brightness off on your computer so you can’t see what you’re writing.
I hope everyone is on track, or ahead. Happy writing! See you tomorrow with another update.