November 28

My NaNoWriMo 2015 Adventures: Part 4 of 5

Turns out I miscounted the number of weeks. There are actually only four weeks in November with two days left over in the first week of December. Nevertheless, I thought I’d still count those last two days as week five. Why not expand my NaNoWriMo adventure series? Nothing is stopping me, right?

This week was one hell of a writing week! I really set out to meet my word count and make that elusive 50 000 milestone. All I can say is that I’ve never written so much in my life, especially not in such a short time span. This is a great indication of my ability to work under pressure and toward a deadline, great qualities for an engineer. Alas, this is not a job interview so let’s get down to business.

I managed an impressive feet of more than 20 000 words in just a single week. See you can do anything you put your mind to. I remember reading that on an exam pad once in high school. It’s a good motto to live by. But I digress. Back to the topic at hand.

NaNoW4This was most definitely my best week by far. I managed a total of 25 937 words in a mere seven days. Take that NaNoWriMo! Once again the post-it shows a detailed break down of my daily word count and as you can see my best yet was an impressive 6 036 words on a single day. I know, I still don’t know how I managed that. This has brought my total word count thus far up to 46 000 words. **Jumps up and down of excitement**

So there are two days left. We have our last write in tomorrow (Sunday, 29 November). A last ditch attempt to make that milestone and frankly to win the word war. O yes, I haven’t even mentioned that yet. The Pretoria NaNoWriMo region declared war on Humboldt County, California, USA.

It has been a massive roller coaster ride with Pretoria leading in the first week and after that falling behind by almost 3000 words per person at one stage, but we have managed to close that gap. Currently as things stand Pretoria is on 24 539 words per person and Humboldt County on 24 927. That leaves us with a mere gap of 388 words per person. So Sunday will be all about closing that gap and taking the lead. You see the loser needs to sing the winning country’s anthem and I sure as hell am not singing the USA anthem, but it would be awesome to see how they manage ours with the four different languages. 😛

I’m signing off for now. Llook out for the final instalment of my adventure next week! The end is nigh! 😛

Happy Hunting!


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Posted November 28, 2015 by Natasha B in category "Features", "NaNoWriMo

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