Becoming Hamilton is an installment/series on Fictionally Sam, where I take the plunge in documenting my journey of writing a novel. New posts every Saturday of November, follow me as I attempt to write like I’m running out of time.
I had one solid day/night this week.
I don’t really know what is going on with me this month, but there is this huge disconnect between the imagery/story I have in my head and me trying to get that onto my document; like it feels like everything is getting lost in translation and I’m not getting anything that I want down. It’s been a legit struggle. Plus getting any words at all have been like pulling teeth, but nonetheless I am determined to read 50k this month, so come hell or high water ya girl is getting there. With that being said, I finally got to the edge of the end of Act 1!
Saturday, November 16, 2019:
Words written: 100 | Total Word Count: 8,150
I’m pretty sure this was a load of dog poop but we will keep it.
Sunday, November 17, 2019:
Words written: 50 | Total Word Count: 8,200
Spent the entire day with family so no writing was done until I drove all the back to Houston, which I was exhausted so I’m shocked I even got the amount above done before I exploded into a deep REM cycle.
Monday, November 18, 2019:
Words written: 767 | Total Word Count: 8,967
I actually wrote words today? Who even am I?!
I’m still exhausted from the weekend, but at least I got shit knocked out! It’s the middle of the night, but I wanna see if I can get around 3k written before I absolutely go to bed. Since its about to be midnight check my progress on Tuesdays entry (Also, I’m live updating all of this on my instagram account if you wanna see my struggle live (check my highlights for them too!)).
Tuesday, November 19, 2019:
Words written: 1,788 | Total Word Count: 10,755
I have no words accept I am unbelievably proud of my self in this moment. Okay, I’m tired–goodnight.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019:
Words written: 266 | Total Word Count: 11,021
I’m as tired as a butterfly and just wanted to get to 11K. That metaphor, analogy…whatever thing, didn’t make sense.
I’m gonna nap nap now.
Thursday, November 21, 2019:
Words written: 20 | Total Word Count: 11,041
I didn’t get home until 10:33PM and am so tired, I’m shocked I even wrote that much. It’s probably a bunch of garbage but ima take it.
Friday, November 22, 2019:
Words written: 2 Total Word Count: 11,043
I’ve got friendsgiving tonight, so I highly doubt I will be writing anything, but who knows I might shock myself! Will update you on my return!
Update: It’s 1AM and I didn’t write anything.
And we are current! Check out today’s thoughts and progress on next Saturday’s check in!
Are you participating in NANOWRIMO this month? If so, How far are you along in your WIP?
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