Current Day: 13
Word Count: 21,631
While I haven’t written yet today, I’m right on track this week. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in about an hour and a half, when you can find it.
This week has gone well. The characters are cooperative. Not just cooperative. They’ve exceeded my expectations. I was going to be happy if the first part of the story — the first character’s point of view — made 20,000 words. While it is an important part of the story, I never expected it to be very long.
Forget that. Not only does it look like it’ll be a solid 30,000 words, but it also has more twists than I anticipated. I hope my protagonist and her posse are ready to up their game when their turn comes, because these last 21,631 words are more interesting than the first draft of her story. And I’m not even to the best part yet.
I know that the ending word count from last night seems strange. I was only 35 words shy of par. Why stop then? Frankly, the scene I was writing was over. The characters didn’t want another 30 words. So it seemed better to save them for a new day and a new scene. It’s better not to argue too much with characters during NaNoWriMo. I’ve learned that the hard way.
So two weeks down, a little over two more to go. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
How is your writing progress going?