I’m Behind!

We’re 1/3 of the way into NaNoWriMo, and I’m way behind. Like way less than 10,000 words. Heck, I should have 18,333 words today. I haven’t updated my word count for today, but last night I managed to hit 5,068 words. So I’m less than a third of where I should be. I keep meaning to sit down and write, but so many other things get in the way, and I just end up writing a little bit.

Want to see my progress? Here’s a widget to show what I’m doing, or more specifically, not doing.

I did do one thing to help: I jumped to the parts I want to write. I’ve been building backstory, and writing in a logical fashion, starting at the beginning, and building up to where I want to write. I think that will help.

Here’s the synopsis of my novel:

When 24 year old Sophie Hutton takes a job as a cocktail waitress at a swanky event, she enters a world unlike any she’s experienced, even the modeling world she once embraced. Why has the enigmatic playboy Michael Cross taken an interest in her, and why is her every instinct screaming for her to run?


I was writing the build up, her getting the job, her training, etc, and I was bored. So I’m skipping ahead to the party itself. Maybe that will help.

12 thoughts on “I’m Behind!

  1. Oh I am so impressed -you’re a long haul truck driver.I love that programme “ice truckers”-lisa kelly is fantastic.I don’t know any women here who do this job so I’m thrilled to meet ssomeone who does.I’m visiting you from swapbot-blackbird4

  2. I love NaNo! Unfortunately, it’s a total wash for me this year. I’m not sure why, but I just haven’t been able to get into it πŸ™

    –SilverHealer Follow Me #8

  3. Wow that sounds really cool! I hope you reach your target! I’ve always wanted to going NaNoWriMo, but I don’t know where to even begin!

    Brittany (IzzyStardust)
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  4. Hopefully you can catch up soon! I really want to join next year. I used to write a lot, now it’s dwindling away because I have no time πŸ™

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  5. I had no ideas what this NaNo thing was until I visited your site ad read these comments here… well, I got to check this out.

    rtwong (Follow Me #8)

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