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NaNo and MiniMo checkin Day 2

How did everyone do on day 2? Did you reach your goal for the day? Are you on track so far?

I had to work late and was a bit tired so I only managed 1508 words today. But still I passed my total target of 3334. For those unfamiliar with NaNo one easy way to break up 50K words in 30 days is to shoot for 1667 words per day. Some, like my hubby, stick to that method like glue. Others like me, add as many words as I can during weekdays and then have multiple writing sessions on weekends to catch up and if possible, bank a few extra words for the lean days in between.

How about you? Any tips you'd like to share (no matter how you are participating).


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Nov. 3rd, 2015 05:24 am (UTC)
I had a great day. My goal was 5k, and I got to 5700.

For me, writing sprints work. But I know they don't work for everyone. Another thing I do is if someone is home, I put earplugs in to block out the noise.
Nov. 3rd, 2015 05:28 am (UTC)
Woot! Congrats! 5700 words is super!

I like doing word wars/sprints. I didn't host any on Sunday as I had no idea what I was going to write yet but now as the story is starting to take shape I'll be hosting some particularly on weekends. Feel free to shout out whenever you want to do a sprint - lots of folks here like that sort of thing whether or not they are doing NaNo.

Earplugs don't work as well as headphones/music for me, but not everyone likes music when they are writing.
Nov. 3rd, 2015 05:32 am (UTC)
I've tried listening to music as I write, especially when I've gone to restaurants to write, where music plays, but I get distracted and start dancing in my seat and bopping my head. It's even worse when I know the song.

The only thing I might be able to listen to is classical or plain instrumental even though I haven't tested that out.
Nov. 3rd, 2015 12:41 pm (UTC)
I know I can only study with instrumental covers of pop songs ^^

Will totally do word sprints every weekend if any of them can land in my time zone *shifty look* a lot of them are hosted at some kind of really bad timing for me, like 4 am or something.
Nov. 3rd, 2015 01:30 pm (UTC)
Which timezone are you in?
Nov. 3rd, 2015 02:00 pm (UTC)
West Australia ~.~

aka: all you US peeps are awake when I'm asleep, and vice versa - and even haldoor (the closest to me) is too many hours off (I've got a friend in NZ, every day by the time I get off work she's already asleep, so I can only talk to her on weekends/secretly during work).

Edited at 2015-11-03 02:04 pm (UTC)
Nov. 4th, 2015 05:30 am (UTC)
ok - so let me see if I have this correctly 9:30 pm (US Pacific Time) on Friday is 1:30 pm W. Australian time on Saturday? If that's right, then depending on when you're free we might be able to swing something. I like to write really early - so that would be like 9 or 10 pm your time (same day even). Or if you prefer mornings - It would be Sunday morning for you and Saturday evening for me - doable Just let me know what times in your timezone you are available.
Nov. 4th, 2015 10:00 am (UTC)
This is PST, right? The timing conversions from the online converter looks about right to me (I only know UTC sorry). Looks like we're 16 hours apart.

My writing times...

- whenever I get downtime at work
- 9pm-midnight every night (5-8am PST same day)

- barring the occasional need to perform urgent tasks,
- 12 noon to 2am on Sat-Sun (8pm to 10am PST Fri-Sat)
- Can do 8am-noon if necessary (4pm-8pm PST)
- Please subtract 1 day for most weekend timings (:
Nov. 3rd, 2015 06:03 am (UTC)
I didn't manage many words today and am suuper off track. I mean of course it's only the second day but I'm barely managing drabbles. *sad face*
Nov. 3rd, 2015 01:30 pm (UTC)
It's ok - the words will come - and all words are good words :D
Nov. 3rd, 2015 07:14 am (UTC)
I managed over a thousand words in the past two days and finished a story for last weekend's writing challenge, so go me.
Nov. 3rd, 2015 01:31 pm (UTC)
woohoo!!! that is awesome!
Nov. 3rd, 2015 10:37 am (UTC)

The problem with my time zone is that I'm permanently a day ahead of you :P

I was doing phone fic earlier so I might break 2k words today... will do a tally before bed :D

Nov. 3rd, 2015 01:32 pm (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2015 02:12 pm (UTC)
I was at 5027 for the second...mainly due to a good first day.
Hoping for a better third day now that the fundraiser is over ;)
Nov. 4th, 2015 05:31 am (UTC)
Work has been exhausting for me- I just write whatever I'm able and figure I'll make up the slack on the weekend.
Nov. 3rd, 2015 04:02 pm (UTC)
I post my day to day progress in my journal. So long I'm able to write more Words than I signed up for (100/day) I'm happy. And I can be extra happy because the first day I wrote over 600 and today (yesterday) it was over 300, so I have reached almost one third of the month, I know I will have Days when I probably struggle to get the 100, but thats okay. Even if I seem to have hard all the other month of the year to write so in November I seem to do a lot. I'm soon off to try to get my Words of today done and even have time to Went to a knitting cafe.
Nov. 4th, 2015 05:31 am (UTC)
Ooh - rewards are nice :) What are you knitting?
Nov. 4th, 2015 10:25 am (UTC)
I'm knitting on gloves/mittens that will look like hedgehogs. I've done those for several years and then sold on markets. I will stand on a Xmas market in December and need to have x pair in Child size, which I sold last year very good. My goal is to make ten to the first Advent weekend. I'm on pair number 7, but have to fasten the treads and sew the Eyes on them.
Then I also have x other knitting Project going on.
Nov. 3rd, 2015 09:45 pm (UTC)
mini_wrimo: Day 2: 100 / 100 words

Total word count: 202 / 3,000
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