(2017 NaNoWriMo) Captain’s Log, Day 17

(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 17, 2017: 2715
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 I had one goal in mind: finish that pile of drivel and move on with my life. Did I make that goal? I sure did (I’m sitting at 50,169 words). So I may not be updating you with my progress (or lack thereof) over the course of the next thirteen days. Instead, I might do something else. Maybe provide a stream of consciousness brainstorming session that can help me in the revision process (when it’s time to do that).

Furthermore, I’ll also get around to writing about the lessons I’ve learned from this year’s challenge that I haven’t already mentioned up until now.

That is, if I feel like writing. I have to say, I’m kind of tired right now. A margarita and a good book, written by someone other than myself, sounds pretty good right about now.

Until next time.

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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.