NaNoWriMo 2016 Week 2 – Don’t Give Up!


Well, this week was less than stellar, as you can see by my LACK OF WRITING AT ALL. UGH. I just couldn’t bring myself to write last week, what with the election, work, no motivation WHATSOEVER. I’M NOT GIVING UP THOUGH. I’m going to do my best to reach 50,000 words this month, I swear it!

I also got some NaNo merch last week and I swear they have magical properties. Each time I’ve put them on I’ve felt the need to write, and I actually would write and get a lot done, too. It’s crazy. Here’s the merch I got:


  • Astro mug
  • Knit hat
  • House NaNoWriMo scarf

I feel like I can conquer the beast when I’m wear this merch (and have the mug next to me), so I should seriously just wear it each day I write.

This week is going to be better! It is! If you’re like me and you’re stuck, keep pushing through! I know it’s hard, but we can do it.


50,000 words total by the end of November 30th.

My average daily goal is to write 1,667 words.

Stats for Week 2

Day 6: 0 words
Day 7: 0 words
Day 8: 0 words
Day 9: 0 words
Day 10: 0 words
Day 11: 0 words
Day 12: 0 words

Total Words: 14,384 words

*I’m not including today, November 13th, as the day is not over yet. Today’s word count will be in next week’s recap.

This Week’s Advice: Don’t Give Up

When the going gets tough, the tough get going, right? Well, this is usually the time when everyone starts to feel exhausted from writing. If you’re a good person you’ve been writing every day and meeting your word count, but you might start feeling like you’re winding down, giving up. If you’re a bad person (like me) you probably feel like there’s no point to you writing because you’ve fallen SO FAR behind.

Well I’m here to tell you: don’t give up!

We’ve set ourselves up to reach a very hard goal this month: writing a short novel in thirty days. It’s challenging even for some highly acclaimed published authors, let alone people doing this for fun or otherwise. Don’t feel like you NEED to prove anything to anyone other than yourself. Show yourself that you can do this, that you can write every day. Forget about the word count goal; just write for yourself, write as much or as little as you can per day.

Do your best and don’t give up! It’s not about winning, it’s about getting your story out of you and onto paper (or computer). You can do it. You may get frustrated, tired, drained, but you can still do it. Once things start falling into place in your novel you’ll start to feel so much better.

Keep your eyes set on the horizon and keep writing!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

How was your second week of writing? Was it as bad as mine? (aka non-existent) Have you been meeting your word count goal every day? How far have you gotten in your plot? Tell me all the things!

6 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2016 Week 2 – Don’t Give Up!

  1. I think I managed to write maybe 2,000 words this week, but only because I’m “rebelling” and using my work & blogging as part of my word count. I have been struggling so hard, but I’m hoping to get back into things in the next day or two! Good luck!


    • Ugh, it was so tough last week, so I hear you. Try listening to your favorite music or have your favorite drink. Or people watch! Maybe something will inspire you. c: Good luck!


  2. I hit a bit of a wall this week too I managed to pull through because my brother has been keeping me motivated so if you ever need a boost or someone to motivate you feel free to add me on NaNo (Kirsty.ah90) and send me a message I like to help where I can.
    I think, especially with the election news, that wall always gets in the way at some point. I hope you get back on track soon I have every faith you can do it because you started so strong!
    I’ve done a post about my NaNo experience this year compared to last year, check it out if you like maybe it might offer something to get you back on track 🙂


  3. Pingback: November 2016 Wrap Up | Reader Rayna

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