Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

My First Ten Days of NaNoWriMo


Day 1: “I exceeded my daily word goal of 1667. I love November!”
Day 2: “Why am I torturing myself?”
Day 3: “Who needs an outline, I’m a born panster!”
Day 4: “It’s Sunday, isn’t this the day of rest?”
Day 5: “It’s Monday and my story stinks.”
Day 6: “I’m still on track.”
Day 7: “This is harder than I remember.”
Day 8: “I’m a writing machine! I could finish by November 23rd.”
Day 9: “Should I have my main character get hit by a bus?”
Day 10: “I’ve reached 17,279 words today. I can do this!”


Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, will release in March, 2017. It's now able for pre-order on Amazon. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

5 thoughts on “My First Ten Days of NaNoWriMo

  1. This is great! Definitely a gamut of emotions this month for many! Keep it up and you will reap the rewards!


  2. I hear ya! I’m not doing NaNoWriMo, but I go through this roller coaster weekly during the daily writing process. Keep up the great effort! Good word count, too!


  3. Thanks, Jolsye! I need all of the encouragement I can get. 🙂 I feel in good company to know that you experience the roller coaster as well. One day I feel like I know what I’m doing and where the story is going and the next, I know nothing. 🙂 Glad you and your family are safe!


  4. I love this! It is a roller coaster, oh my goodness. You’re on track, and still rolling! 🙂


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