NaNoWriMo 2016, Week 3

I went into this week over halfway done with the 50k word goal, though something much bigger was looming before November 30: the release of Pokemon Sun/Moon this Friday. I knew I'd want to spend a lot of my free time playing this once it came out (yes sorry I'm weak), so I tried to get down to business this week but ended up not feeling as inspired as I have the past two weeks. No biggie, though, because I'm still pretty far ahead of's daily par, and I got some pretty good work done anyway. 

Day Ten (11/14). Not a bad start to the week, but not my best either. Got through roughly 2,500 words in the morning, finishing up chapter four and having the first real interaction between two of our main characters. Things are heating up! I've gone through NaNoWriMo this year with barely a plan; I know roughly some events in the middle and at the end of the book, but by no means do I have an outline, and I'm kind of making things up as I go along. As I near the end of a chapter, I have an idea of what I want to happen in the following chapter, but beyond that it's up in the air. It's been a fun, interesting way to write, and I'm pleased with what I've got so far. 

Day Eleven (11/15). Another small day, only around 2,100 words. But I'm pretty far ahead, so I'm still confident that I'll finish the 50k before month's end without any issue. Spent the day starting chapter five, writing a bit of it and mentally planning where I want the chapter to go. 

Day Twelve (11/16). A pretty good day, overall. Wrote the rest of chapter five, which had some turns I wasn't expecting, which is always fun to discover while you write. I'm also starting to realize some turns I want the plot to take, and I've started a document with notes on which chapters to return to when November is over so I can add some foreshadowing and extra details to certain scenes. This is also the day I broke 41k! 

Day Thirteen (11/17). Not my best day of writing, but not my worst either. Wasn't feeling particularly inspired and wrote less than 2k words, but since I'm already so close to the 50k goal, I figured it would be fine to take a day to not push myself to write more if I wasn't feeling it. 

Day Fourteen (11/18). Another small-ish day, but 2,200 words isn't bad at all, and I'm super close to hitting the 50k word goal. I know I won't really write much of anything (if at all) over the Thanksgiving holidays, so it still might take me until Nov. 30 to get there, but I'm confident I'll get there! Today I continued writing chapter 6, and I realized that so far my word count is nearly half of the entirety of Wondrous, and I'm not even through act one of this new novel! I'm not sure yet if that's just because the pacing of this story is so different or because I will need to cut a lot of stuff in revisions (or both), but I'm enjoying writing the story in this new style that I haven't attempted before, which is very likely inspired by my reading 20ish Stephen King books over the past year. 

WORD COUNT: 44,816. 

Media I've Enjoyed This Week Instead of Writing Like I Should've Been:

Not much new music this week, but I'm highly anticipating the new album Starboy from The Weeknd next week. And Childish Gambino's new track "Redbone" is pretty great. 

I checked out Mike Birbiglia's latest movie, Don't Think Twice, which I have to say did not live up to the hype for me, but it was a pretty enjoyable dramedy, and I always like seeing Gillian Jacobs in stuff. On Sunday I'll be seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which I'm really looking forward to, so it's killing me that I have to wait two more days to see it. Two! 

I gladly welcomed the return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl after a few weeks away, and I've admittedly been watching a fair amount of Guy's Grocery Games, so judge me all you want, I don't care!