How is NaNoWriMo going for you this year ? Do you belong to the elite who has already finished the challenge ? No ? Me neither haha.
This week has been tough, to be honest. I had a blood sample on Monday morning, which made me a bit tired, and then on Thursday I went to Paris to get a tattoo. Or should I say, to get 3 tattoos. Yep. There was a Korean artist who was visiting France just for a few days, her style is amazing and so I thought “well, it’s now or never”. I’ve been waiting for years to get my first tattoo, as I was worried about my skin (I have eczema), the pain and of course, money. But I had finally decided that the next time I would go to South Korea, I would get a tattoo. So, seeing a Korean tattoist coming to Paris, it was like it was just meant to be, you know.
So I did that. I was dead to the world the next day haha. Even now, days later, I still feel tired. But I’m so happy about it, they are beautiful. And it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would.
But back to NaNoWriMo. I wanted to write around 1667 words per day in order to reach the 50k words goal, and let’s be honest, I’m late. But not as late as I could have been. Honestly after getting the tattoos I only wanted to sleep and eat until the end of November, but I’m trying to keep doing my best while resting a bit.
Here are the numbers as of Monday.
I still managed to reach 30k words, yay ! I’m so proud of this achievement.
Until now, the best I have done while writing ‘seriously’ (= the fics I worte as a teenager don’t count + I started taking myself seriously as a writer this year) was to write around 35k words in 2 months. And I’ve done better than that already ! Which is why I’m already so happy hehe.
NaNoWriMo also helped me to identify precisely which project I was struggling with the most. I think we can all agree that my 2nd project doesn’t get much love from me haha. I thought I would be great at short stories but in the end… nope. I like to plot, and I like to plot big things it seems, or not at all (=poetry, project 1).
So I’m looking forward to see what Week 4 will mean for me and my different projects. No matter what, I feel like this is a great way to end the year on a satisfying note, so I will keep doing what I can.
What about you ? How is it going ? 🙂 Are you happy with what you’ve done so far ?
I hope you all have a lovely day.