Mini-update on NaNoWriMo
Sunday, November 11, 2012
(( For those who haven't seen or don't know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month - a challenge to writers to put aside their excuses and just write, trying to get at least 50,000 words down in November. Check nanowrimo.org
for more information. ))
I have been writing, though not quite as much or as often as I could wish. Three nights of this past week I was drained and went to bed early. But, in spite of that, I'm actually happy with where I'm at right now, both in terms of plot and character, as well as words. My plot is lovely in the sense that I can write certain things completely out of sequence without causing havoc and have multiple directions the situation can lead the character. So no writer's block issues yet.
I am at 14,015 out of 50,000 (18333 would be right on par for doing the same number of words every day, so I don't feel horribly behind). I still plan to do some more writing while at the laundromat tonight, so maybe another 1000 or so.
On that note, I was amused to do a count of the words in my previous blog - around 1300. Between blogs here, forum posts related to WOW and here, and Help topic writing I do at work, I pour out a LOT of words that aren't going into this story and count.
Even if I don't make it to 50,000 words, I can already say this - I've written more to a single cohesive story at this point than ever in the past. I have multiple chapters. I won't stop writing on 30 November. This is such a breakthrough it is something I want to finish, no matter what.