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Day 14:

Album of the day: Zion by Hillsong United (technically my day 11 album)
Rating:
Favorite song: Oceans <3333333333333
Most Meredith song: Oceans; Mercy Mercy
^to be continued tomorrow

Words today: 359
Total NaNo words: 10720
Total novel word count: 43494
^not my most productive day but meh. at least I wrote something!

Thoughts while writing:
-I'm starting a little later in day and probably will only get 45 minutes in before I'll need to stop, but that should be plenty of time!
-I'm super excited about this album. I love Hillsong and this album features the theme song for this novel, Oceans <3
-OCEANS <3333333333333
-oh yeah there are other songs on this album and I'm supposed to be writing :p
-struggling with motivation.... I know what needs to happen in this chapter, I just have no motivation to do that right now...
-I hear freezing rain/sleet/something wintery starting outside! I'm really hoping for a 2 hour delay at the school I work at tomorrow :)
-Okay one more song then I'm calling it for the night



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Day 15:

WRITING TWO DAYS IN A ROW AGAIN AND I'M STARTING BEFORE THE SUN GOES DOWN. (The school I work had was CANCELLED today due to an ice storm *dances* and I'm hibernating in my house so....)

Album of the day: continuing Zion by Hillsong United
Rating: 10/10 - looooots of gorgeous songs on this album
Favorite song: Oceans <3333333333333
Most Meredith song: Oceans; Mercy Mercy

Words today: 1315
Total NaNo words: 12035
Total novel word count: 44809 (ooooh almost to 45k! :D)

Thoughts while writing:
-Got the first 500 out!
-3 1/2 more songs on this album, then I'm going to take a break and come back
-OCEANS AGAIN <3333 (except it's a different remixed version. it sounds kind of weird....)
-haha I was going to keep working during the write-in but then they distracted me talking about bunnies and Neville the bunny is my life so now I'm making my yearly Neville calendar so I'm ready to order it on Black Friday and since I already hit my writing goal for the day.....
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Day 16:

Didn't write. I knew it would be next to impossible to write on this day. As soon as I got home for work I had to get ready for a fancy work party with boy, then went to the fancy work party, and didn't get home until late.
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Day 17:

Didn't write again. This was just another busy day top to bottom unfortunately. But! I have some time off of work soon :D
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Day 18:

BACK TO WRITING!

Album of the day: We are Messengers by We are Messengers (technically my day 12 album)
Rating:
Favorite song: Magnify <3
Most Meredith song: Magnify

Words today: 468
Total NaNo words: 12503
Total novel word count: 45277

Thoughts while writing:
-I'm still doing the HP word crawl by the way
-This first draft is literally just chunks of exposition followed by chunks of dialogue :p
-MAGNIFY LET'S GO LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH.
-Welp I took a break and now I don't want to do anything so....
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Day 19 - 22: Nothing.

I've been really struggling with motivation because of anxiety/doubt/insecurity/etc. Today I feel better hence I'm actually about to write again! :D

So!

Album of the day: We are Messengers by We are Messengers (technically my day 12 album)
Rating: 10/10 - they're fab
Favorite song: Magnify <3; Giants Fall
Most Meredith song: Magnify; My Ghost; I don't have the answers (<3 <3 whoooooooa another soundtrack possibility!)

Album of the day: The story of your life by Matthew West (my day 13 album)
Rating: 10/10 - another fab album! I love him too. He's great live
Favorite song: Strong Enough <3
Most Meredith song: Strong Enough; Broken Girl

Album of the day: Overcomer by Mandisa (my day 14 album_
Rating: 12/10 - knew my girl Disa would come through!
Favorite song: Overcomer (this music video alone <33333); Dear John; Joy Unspeakable
Most Meredith song: Overcomer; Where you begin <3

Words today: 2145
Total NaNo words: 12637
Total novel word count: 47,391

Thoughts while writing:
-I started a new scene because where I last left off was getting really rambly :p
-The We are messengers album is great!
-I'm almost to "novel length"! My original goal for this was 65k. I'll honestly be happy with 55k at this point because this novel is a MESS.
-Oooh this Matthew West album is good too!! Now I'm wondering why I procrastinated so much the last few days :p I knew I just needed to START and then I'd be okay.
-And whoa I managed to plod out over 2000 words!
-I think, including the chapter I'm on now, that I only need eight more chapters before I'm DONE. I still might finish this thing by the end of the month :D :D
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Day 24:

Album of the day: There is more by Hillsong Worship (very high hopes for this album!) - day 15 album
Rating: 12/10 - did not disappoint!!
Favorite song: Who you say I am <3333333333; Remembrance; So Will I <33333; Touch of Heaven
Most Meredith song: Be Still;

Album of the day: Hills and Valleys by Tauren Wells (his voice is just <333 so I have very high hopes for this album too!) - day 16 album
Rating: 10/10 - very different vibe from other albums I've listened to but I really like his vibe
Favorite song: Hills and Valleys; Known; God's Not Done with you
Most Meredith song: God's Not Done with you

Words today: 2619 (beat yesterday!)
Total NaNo words: 15,256
Total novel word count: 50,012

Thoughts while writing:
-now that the end is in sight I'm feeling more motivated. I'm starting before noon and we'll see how many albums worth of writing we get in today! :) Hoping to pass 50k total!
-starting with my #1 JAM <333333333333 (Who you say I am <33333)
-oooooh man a super depressing scene just came to me. Why am I such a monster :p
-okay quick eating/sims break and then figure skating and then back to the grind!
-LOOOONG break is over and I'm back to writing!
-hahaha remembering I left off with a bunch of feels. why do I do this to myself?
-I had to take a dance break real quick for So Will I (which isn't really a dancing song but.... :p)
-NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE ONE SCENE I PLANNED BEFORE I STARTED THIS NOVEL. BOOM.
-FINISHED the Harry Potter word crawl year 2! Onto Year 3 :D
-This song is hitting deep right now. Maaaaan Tauren giving me feels <33
-HEY 50K :D :D :D
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Day 25-26: Didn't write...

Day 27:
Album of the day: Rivers in the wasteland by Needtobreathe (day 17 album)
Rating: 9/10
Favorite song: Multiplied <333; Difference Maker
Most Meredith song: Wasteland

Album of the day: Reckless love by Cory Asbury (very high hopes for this album!!) - day 18 album
Rating:
Favorite song: Reckless love <3333; Water and Dust
Most Meredith song: Water and Dust

Words today: 775
Total NaNo words: 16,031
Total novel word count: 50,787

Thoughts while writing:
-writing a really depressing scene whoo!!
-switching albums. probably won't be able to do all of reckless love tonight. i procrastinated :)
-okay i'm three songs in and this album is already knocking it out of the park. well done cory asbury! fi
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Day 28: Didn't write...

Day 29:

Album of the day: Continuing Reckless Love by Cory Asbury
Rating: 12/10 - great showing from Cory!
Favorite song: Reckless love <3333; Water and Dust; Your love is strong; Born Again; Endless Alleluia
Most Meredith song: Water and Dust

Album of the day: Love Remains by Hillary Scott & the Scott Family (day 18 album)
Rating:
Favorite song: Still
Most Meredith song:

Words today: 1021
Total NaNo words: 17052
Total novel word count: 51,808

Thoughts while writing:
-wheeere is this scene gooooing?
-ooooh almost to 51k! :)
-onto the next album!
-so when I was looking up this album, I realized that Hillary Scott is part of Lady Antebellum. So this album definitely has a country vibe, which I don't mind :)
-and I'll finish tomorrow! I have to write tomorrow as it's the last day. wow this month went fast!
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