NaNoWriMo 2020 week 3 update

The third week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. I don’t know about you, but this month, and thus this challenge, seem to be absolutely flying by. This week brings us beyond the half-way point in the quest to write 50000 words in 30 days. At this point in the challenge, if you are sticking to hitting the minimum words needed each day, you will be sitting at 33340 words written so far. For non-writers, this can seem like an insane amount of writing. Honestly, even writers can struggle with it. However, the big pull of NaNoWriMo is pushing yourself to truly write as much as possible in such a short time frame. At least that’s one of the major reasons I participate each year. This NaNoWriMo 2020 week 3 update will show how the last seven days of writing went and where I am at in my writing goals.

Curious about how the previous weeks went? Check out my week 1 and week 2 updates.

NaNoWriMo 2020 week 3 update

Day 14

As typical for weekends, especially Saturdays, a good chunk of this day was spent in the kitchen. Weekends are when I do a lot of baking for the week, though in this case, it was making freezer meals. Winter is here and we haven’t quite gotten our freezer filled with easy meals yet. It’s all a part of our winter prep. Despite the busy day, I was able to write 3115 words

Day 15

This day is a bit of a blur. I did things, though I can’t remember what they were. It happens sometimes. What truly matters is, I got 2101 words written.

Day 16

There’s something about this week where I honestly don’t remember 90% of what I did each day. What I can tell you is that I wrote 2437 words this day.

Day 17

Another day where I can’t recall what happened during it. I know there were things going on outside of writing, but at the end of the day, I’m sitting here scratching my head trying to remember what they were. In the end, I did manage to write 3676 words.

Day 18

This was kind of a crazy day. It started out much like any other. In the afternoon that’s where it went a little haywire. The boy and I headed to the store to look at Christmas ornaments. It was fun, even though he didn’t find one he wanted. So, we went to head home and the truck wouldn’t start. After a few tries, I knew something was up. We decided to walk home, but there was one problem. Our dog was with us and I didn’t have a leash.

So, back into the store we went, bought a leash, and walked home. I then promptly walked back, went to the service department, because I was conveniently at a Candian Tire, and talked to the guy there. After a long wait, he determined the battery was a goner. After shelling out money for a new battery, I once again walked home because they didn’t have time to put the battery in then.

At this point, I really didn’t think I would get around to writing. But late at night inspiration struck and I quickly wrote 2135 words.

Day 19

This was an insanely busy day. I dove into blog work as soon as I got up and stayed that way for most of the day. It wasn’t until after dinner that I realized I hadn’t yet done any novel writing, so I got busy, even though I was sick of typing by this point. But the story was keen to be written and in no time at all, I had written 2726 words.

And with that, I have broken the 50000-word mark! Slap a bow on this beast, we are done!

Okay, not really. There is still plenty of writing left to do, but I can at least say I managed to meet my goal of finishing before the 23rd of the month. From this point on, a lot of what I will be writing is going to be reworking the outline, adding in chapters I skipped earlier (because of outline issues), and fleshing out the story a bit more.

Day 20

This was the busiest day of the week. It was day one of a three-day crunchtime to get everything done before the release of Shadowlands, so I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I honestly didn’t think I would get any writing done. However, I decided to give it a try and see if I could get anything down. It’s not much, but I did write 465 words.

This brought my total word count to 50593. That is pretty dang good for twenty days of writing.

I hope you enjoyed my NaNoWriMo 2020 week 3 update. If you are participating, how is your word count doing?


  1. Congrats on finishing! I completed mine a couple of days ago too (after starting late!) it’s the first time I’ve ever won the 50k NaNo.

    1. Thank you! Woah, congrats to you as well, finishing early after you started late is an amazing accomplishment.

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