NaNoWriMo: My Day 20 2016- DONE!

29 Nov

I’m calling it quits for this year. Goals met!

Today’s writing time (30 goal): 80
This Week’s writing time (120 goal): 180
Total time for the month (630 goal): 765

 

Daily, weekly, and monthly goals all met. I got through the full read through today and I did a Grammarly check. Apparently I put too many commas in sentences. If you don’t use Grammarly, I highly suggest it (mostly because it’s free). I started a new round of editing that I’m looking forward to. I’m putting the dialogue my characters say into Excel, using a different sheet for each character. This way, I can see if my characters have consistent speaking patterns and I’ll notice when they say something out of character. So far, I’m learning a lot about my side characters!

I’m really excited about how this month’s gone. It’s gotten me really excited about my story again and I hope it gets me working on it a bit more in the next few months before school starts up again. I know it can be hard around the holidays, but it might also be a welcome break! I hope it will at least.

I’ll do a full review post in the next few weeks.

Until next time, write on.

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10 Responses to “NaNoWriMo: My Day 20 2016- DONE!”

  1. NeverWriter November 29, 2016 at 9:36 PM #

    You are so organized. That’s a great idea to check for consistency in the dialogue. Will that take up a lot of time?

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    • Sam November 29, 2016 at 9:48 PM #

      It took me a lot of time to get through the first 18 pages so I imagine it will take quite a while! It’s giving me a quick glance back through the story, too, which is nice. If it helps, I might do it for other stories I write. Happy writing!

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  2. Book Club Mom November 29, 2016 at 9:45 PM #

    Congratulations on a major accomplishment – you are very organized!

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    • Sam November 29, 2016 at 9:48 PM #

      Thank you! I’m always trying to put everything into Excel, haha. Happy writing!

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  3. Emily Witt November 29, 2016 at 10:26 PM #

    Congrats on such great progress! I really like the idea of putting the dialogue into spreadsheets to find anomalies. I might steal that one in future.

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    • Sam November 30, 2016 at 8:21 AM #

      Go for it! I might pause the venture for a bit, I realized there are a few changes I need to make to my structure later on and I want to take care of it before I get to the dialogue there. Happy writing!

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  4. littlebookynook November 30, 2016 at 12:17 AM #

    Awesome job!! Excel spreadsheet is an awesome idea! I might have to try that, I tend to go on tangents so it would be quite helpful.

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    • Sam November 30, 2016 at 8:21 AM #

      I use Excel for everything haha. Happy writing!

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  5. Janet MacLeod Trotter December 1, 2016 at 1:17 PM #

    Well done Sam! I didn’t quite make the 50,000 words over the month – just fell short at 48,194! Still that’s a lot of writing in a month, so feeling good 🙂

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    • Sam December 1, 2016 at 5:17 PM #

      Aw, so close! Great progress in writing, though! Even one word is better than none. Happy writing!

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