I’ve done it again, written until I’m burnt out for the day and that leaves me wanting to write a quickie blog post. But I’ll try to write a bit more than just a word count update. But lets get that out of the way. I’ve written 1171 words today for a total of 43753. I did start another story in this collection and come next year I’m going to have lots of started stories but few finished ones. So I think the second half of next year will be focused on going through this years NaNo and seeing what I’ve got to work with.
The last couple of days I have struggled to write. I need to sort out a system that works for me that takes into mind being at work and the bits and pieces I do around home of an evening. I’ve got an idea of what to do but it doesn’t always work out how I want it to.
I was hoping to be done by Monday night but I think it may be more Wednesday time, but a lot does depend on how many words I get done at the Write-In tomorrow and the one of Wednesday as well. I’m still a couple of days ahead despite a few below par days, but that is why I worked to create a back log of words. Although I believe in aiming for the 50k I’m a strong believer also in that it doesn’t if you hit it of not. You just need to write. For me that is the spirit of NaNoWriMo. You sit down and just write that draft. You don’t edit. You don’t worry too much about getting that perfect sentence down. You just write. Everything else you can fix when you edit it, and I’ve found it’s a lot easier to edit a complete story than it is to edit a few ‘perfect’ chapters.
That’s all of my words of (rubbish) wisdom for now. Less than a week to go, and then December starts and I’ve got a deadline to hit.