Where are all the NaNoWriMo Night Owls?

Remember earlier this month when I challenged you to a word sprint? Well, after lots of procrastinating, I finally tried a few. I have to say, I’ll need to do some mental stretching to improve, but they did help get me out of my inevitable Week 2 writing rut. Why don’t you try a word sprint with me? Stop what you’re reading and write words of any kind for 10 minutes. Then count the results and take a look at how I did below!

Did you do it? Did you?

I promise, accountability really helps! 🙂

My struggle this week has been nailing down THE writing time – a consistent time of day to hole myself up in my writing cave and not watch YouTube videos…

As a night owl, I’m most active and ready to write in the evenings and into the night – even as late as 3am. But with a newish full-time 9-to-5 this year, I get home with only enough energy to kick back and relax. That leaves writing time to early mornings, which is not good for a procrastinating night owl!

Yesterday was quite possibly my first successful day of waking up early to write. A big win for me! Next up is to also try out writing on lunch breaks and in little bursts to see if I become one of those authors who pens their novel on napkins on the bus.

NaNoWriMo Check-in:

My 10-minute word sprint results: 210 words

Strangest thing I researched today: cats’ perception of time

Current word count: 3,003 words

Published by laurenhallstrom

Lauren is the author of two CIPA EVVY award-winning novels, both written when she was a teen. She writes contemporary fantasy for tweens and young adults. She holds an undergraduate degree in English at Colorado State University and currently works in a public library. More often than not you can find her there - promoting lifelong learning, staring off into space, and dreaming up new stories.

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