I had a bit of a slow start today, but once I got rolling I cracked out 2108 words today, which puts me on 7113 overall.
The short story I’m working on now has zombies in it, and I hope is going to be thought of as a fun one. I’m definitely having fun with it.
I could have written for another hour or two but I’ve got this coming week off and I want to chill out a little.
This coming week I’m really going to have a good crack at getting words done. I’ve got a number of write-ins to go to and plenty of time around those and other plans I have.
Something that always happens during NaNoWriMo is we get people who are speedsters. People who will either smash the 50k in a couple of days (one person in my region did it in twenty-four hours one year), while others will have a target of 100k, 150k or more. Sometimes it can be disheartening to other writers, especially newer writers or people who are new to NaNo. It really doesn’t matter how many words other people are writing, all that matters is that you keep writing. If you loose a day, you loose a day. Don’t sweat it, and don’t try to catch up. Just start the next day. If life gets in the way, don’t sweat it. If you don’t hit the 50k, it’s not the end of the world. Just keep writing. If you have 5k or 50k at the end of the month you’ve still got something to work with.