Wait a minute…is this a NaNo update on a Monday?!
Okay, Okay. I know I promised updates for NaNo on Wednesdays. But I can no longer keep it in, in fact, I’m writing this one on Sunday so that I can get it all out there. I hit 50K on Saturday. I was up late into the night, partly because of a football game and partly because I was on a writing roll! So not only did I finish the NaNoWriMo mark, but was well ahead of my goal for 75K in one month. All right, yes, I’m excited. It suddenly no longer bothers me that not one person showed up for the write in Saturday (everyone wanted one on weekends, so I make one and no one shows. phht).
Even though 50K wasn’t my goal, it was well ahead of schedule and deserved something to make it special. Well, since I reached that point like around midnight, it was far too late to do something then. I celebrated Sunday with an extra workout, shopping, and general non-writing things.
Then I got back to work. At 10pm, as I write this on Sunday, I’ve written another 2500 words today. My total is now over 52K. My average daily word count is 2,625 words. It will, more than likely, go down on Tuesday, when a promised movie day, which didn’t take place Friday as planned, will happen. However, if my word count doesn’t go down, and my plot goes on as planned, I will have more than 78K for the month of November. I will also be fairly close to the end, even though the last chapter is already written.
I have been pondering what I will do when the novel is finished, and it will be finished. I have thought about taking a break from it. Writing the prequel that I know I want to write. Then coming back to it. But then again, I’m not sure I want to take the break. I want it finished. I want to edit it. I want to publish it. I think a break is the better way to go, you know, get some perspective. Maybe con someone, I mean, find someone to beta read for me. Huh, perhaps that’s the best way to go. Get someone to beta read while I work on something else. Something entirely different, or the prequel, whichever. Then in January grad school begins. 😀
- NaNoWriMo Day 20: The Countdown has begun (cheddarnightmares.wordpress.com)
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- NaNoWriMo2011 – Day19 & Day 20 (thetaskmistress.me)
- Things That Changed in November for NaNoWriMo (chyrondave.wordpress.com)