NaNoWriMo — Day 7 Check In

My temp job continues, netting me sweet, sweet cash, and further inhibiting my ability to meet my NaNo word count. When last we chatted, I was 483 words into NaNo. Now, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been a busy little beaver these last few days, and I have officially brought my word count up to … wait for it … drum roll …

5,455 words

Woo!!! Broke the 5k mark! PARTAY!

Okay, to be perfectly honest, that’s actually a pretty pathetic word count. You’re supposed to finish 1667 words a day, so by Day 7 I should be at 11,669 words. I’m a little short. And by a little, I mean I need to double my word count. I might have to cancel my partay …

However, I’m not letting that stop me. I WILL PREVAIL! It won’t be easy, however, because my boss has projected that he’ll need me to keep temping well into next week, and possibly longer, as the job is much bigger than they thought and we’re nowhere near done. So, yay for my bank account, and boo for my story. Oh, and we’re also moving apartments on the 17th, so there goes most of the weekend. But still, I WILL PREVAIL! If I say it enough times, it’ll come true, right? RIGHT?

Unrelated images of the day:

His mother must be so proud.

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Unrelated video of the day:

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35 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo — Day 7 Check In

  1. Okay that music video was seriously entertaining. Grease, Hairspray, and just plain ridiculousness comes to mind. Thanks πŸ˜€

  2. Good job! Yes, you will prevail!

  3. Your book make you rich like czar, kill many bear.

  4. I love that book review. I can’t remember where I read it or who linked it the first time around, but I found myself reading it aloud in my best Russian accent, and nearly choking from laughing so hard.

  5. Yay! Keep it up πŸ™‚ LOL love the banner. The outfits in the vid were adorable, reminded me of Greece (duh). Thanks for the shares!

    • Greece or Grease? Lol. Sorry, couldn’t resist πŸ™‚ And yeah, I believe it’s an homage — if not to Grease, then to the 50s in general. Still, catchy song, right?

  6. Like the picture – so true, vampires really don’t sparkle they explode or turn to ash.

  7. Glad you have work. It will all come in time with perseverance.

  8. Hi Michelle,
    I’m just letting you know that I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award
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  9. Maya Panika

    Well done! Never in a million years would I ever attempt NaNo.

  10. Just how many great novels never see the light of day because work gets in the way? This whole having to eat to stay alive is just so incompatible with writing! Oh well…back to the editing. 50,000 words will be yours by November 30th – feel free to use some of these. I used someones e-mail last year to bolster my word count (a version of it made it into the final book too!). Good luck!

  11. I’ve got to know…What the heck is a NaNo? It sounds intriguing, whatever it is! Good luck with pumping out those words!!

  12. Good luck with NaNo! I ended up switching fandoms/stories this past weekend (which I don’t think is actually allowed?) but I really couldn’t concentrate on my original story I started on. But I guess I can just add the two word counts together? And cheat just a little? Haha.

    • Totally counts πŸ˜€ And I’ve sadly given up on NaNo. 21 days in, and I still have to unpack my entire apartment and work 2 jobs. There’s just no time 😦

  13. So Lee Writes

    Alright, what is NaNo? All the cool kids seem to be talking about it – and well, I want to be cool….

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