I’m writing this NaNoWriMo 2021 update because I’m close to the 50,000 word finish line. Yay! There was a point in time where I wondered if I’d even participate this year. I didn’t have a story. The COVID blues got me down, and then I caught the virus. I recovered, but I felt drained of energy when November 1 strolled around. I persevered and discovered I liked the story.
NaNoWriMo wasn’t all smooth sailing this year. The construction guys made a return visit. Their return visit centered around fixing issues they created two years ago during COVID lockdown. The section of the street they worked on was next to my writing window. They made so much noise and shook my old house so hard I had to stop for the rest of the day. My phone started acting funny, which required me to buy a new one. Changing hardware always causes technical problems. This time I lost my e-mail.
What I miss arriving at this NaNoWriMo 2021 Update
I’ve lost touch with what’s going on with a lot of my Twitter people. I try to visit my page every day, but I’m lagging since having COVID and accepting the NaNoWriMo challenge. I’ve also missed some of my favorite blog posts. I’ve got in the habit since the COVID lockdown of reading the work of other bloggers. I have learned so much from their wonderful posts.
Word count for this NaNoWriMo 2021 Update
Today, I now have a total of 45,468 words toward the completion of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. I know I will finish by midnight on November 30th. I’m working on chapter 31 and drawing to the conclusion. I figure I will need to work on this book through December to have a completed first draft. This NaNo adventure has been fun. I know I’ll do it again next year.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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