So, as I wrote yesterday I hit the 50k on NaNo last night. I was half planning to write about 1200 or so words last night and then tonight I’d wrap it up. But it got to about 10:30pm and I saw I had less than 1500 words to write, and I couldn’t help myself. I was sprinting online with a couple of members of my NaNo group and before I knew it I saw I was dead on 50k. I didn’t celebrate just yet though, because I know the NaNoWriMo validator always knocks off a few words (which it did when I verified it). I finished for the day with a word count of 2753 for a total of 50293.
It is such a great feeling when you paste in your document into the validator on nanowrimo.org see that bar turn purple, but for me hitting 50k isn’t the most important part of NaNoWriMo. It’s getting words on the page. it’s just writing and not editing what you’ve written. It’s having something to edit and build on at a later date.
Even though I am past the post, I still have words I need to write in the various short stories I’ve got in this collection.