NaNoWriMo 2017 Word of the Day Challenge – Day 1

NaNoWriMo word challenge

Hello lovely people. A few years ago I undertook a challenge to blog everyday of Camp NaNoWriMo with a word and quote prompt every day.

I did it, it was fun, and have since removed it from my blog (which I regret) and I thought it’d be fun to do it again for this NaNo. This time I’ll just be doing word of the day with some other motivational tips and tricks to help you get through the month, so stay tuned and follow if it’s something you’d be interested in!

Now, admittedly, it is November 1st, the day NaNoWriMo starts, so this may in fact just be me procrastinating from writing my own novel…

Jennifer Lawrence Oops

So the first day of NaNo can be super great – it’s inspiration day, the words FLOW and you’re feeling awesome.. OR it’s not. It’s a Tuesday, lots of us have work or school and it’s just not quite feasible to write so much.

Don’t panic.

Even if you write 0 words today, that’s only 1,724 a day to make it on time.

I’m doing Reverse NaNo as I discussed before, so my target is 3,346 today, so I probably shouldn’t be starting this blog series…

NaNoWriMo Word of the Day

Now my word of the day is going to be taken from Merriam-Webster, which is a wonderful site that you all need to check out!

The aim is to try and fit this word somewhere into your writing today, so without any further ado, here is your word!

Word of the Day : November 1, 2017


adjective ap-uh-DIK-tik


: expressing or of the nature of necessary truth or absolute certainty


“On the humbler level of recorded evidence, what is one to make of a thinker-scholar who
ruled with apodictic, magisterial certainty that ‘Shakespeare’s tragedies are second-class
with the exception of Lear’?” — George Steiner, The Times Literary Supplement, 4 June 1993

“Her writing, collected in a volume titled Sweet Nothings (a title intended, one suspects, to ward off serious criticism), has an apodictic, take-it-or-leave-it quality: ‘Art is a low-risk, high-reward crime.'” — Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal, Winter 2016


I had to laugh when I heard how this word is pronounced *giggles forever*

Let me know what you think of this challenge and if you’ll be taking part. Good luck guys, and don’t forget, you can do it!


10 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2017 Word of the Day Challenge – Day 1

  1. I love the idea of reverse NaNo! I’m not going quite as extreme, but I am trying to get ahead at the beginning so that it’s easier to catch up if I have some bad days (I’m also keeping in mind that it might be harder to get writing done during Thanksgiving!). Yesterday I made it to just over 1800 and I’m aiming for about the same, if not more, today.

    How’s your writing going so far?

    1. Yeah as much as I try to match the Reverse Nano goals, I mainly just try to get ahead so I have cushion for days I’m busy. Like this weekend when I’m going away (sigh)
      That’s awesome! Well done 😁 I got just under 2500 yesterday but it was awful writing. Ah well words are words haha!

      1. That’s ok! Most of my writing yesterday was garbage, but NaNo is totally about quantity over quality. 🙂 I got a few solid ideas out, but they will most definitely need rewriting. 2500 words is great, you should be proud! I don’t really have plans for this weekend and there’s a local Write-In on Sunday, so I’m going to try to keep building up my word cushion!

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