(2017 NaNoWriMo) Captain’s Log, Day 15

(Author’s Note: The plan for November is to update my readers on my daily NaNoWriMo progress. It’s a way to connect with you, of course, but it helps keep me accountable, too. Please also note that I’ve added the date that NaNoWriMo predicts I will be done, assuming I keep my pace.)

The tally:

1. How many words I wrote on November 15, 2017: 1709
2. Did I make the word count goal for the day (1667 words)? Yes
3. Am I on track to finish by November 30, 2017? Yes
4. I will finish by: November 17, 2017

Yesterday was an interesting day. I woke up just a little bit late, such that I lost twenty minutes of writing time in the morning. Those twenty minutes turned out to be really important and I felt like I was chasing them all day. I never did reclaim them, so when evening rolled around and I’d made it to the minimum number of words (1667, just to remind you), I finished off my thought and called it a day. Logging 1709 words in one day is the least number of words I’ve written for this challenge, ever. And I’m quite glad I stopped there: it means I have the capacity to stop.

The loss of the twenty minutes means I didn’t have time to write a pep talk, but I think I have just the thing for you folks who might be chasing words instead of time. Stay tuned. In the meantime, imagine me with pom-poms in my hand when I say,

Go Wrimos!!

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Christina Consolino is a mother, dreamer, author, editor and teacher from Dayton, Ohio. She's a member of the Plot Sisters and teaches Anatomy & Physiology at Sinclair Community College. She writes literary women's fiction, personal essays and more.