Last night I rolled over the 21,000 word count which means I’ve passed what I wrote last year. It felt good to get to that number and even better that I still have an idea where to take the story. Last year, and the year before (I hit about 30k the year before) I got to a point and just crashed and burned as I had no where to go with the story, or I did but I didn’t have an idea of how to take the story where it needed to go. This year the story is a lot less complicated and I can go back and add more detail to parts I wrote earlier of I do get stuck.
I’m going to continue as I am at the moment, I seem to be knocking out about 2000 words a day at the moment. As I’ve said I’m off to Wales this weekend to visit Tracie’s sister and her partner so I may not write too many words but after being behind going into the last weekend I caught up pretty well I thought.
I haven’t let myself feel pressured this year with NaNoWriMo. Other years I’ve put too much pressure on myself and I think that played into why I failed. This year I’m not feeling that pressure (yet) but I guess even if I do I’ll be able to remind myself that it’s not the end of the world if I do drop behind. I set out this years NaNo with the goal of finishing the story, regardless of how many words it needs.
Although I’m finding it hard not to edit lol