NaNoWriMo Day 14

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day
NaNoWriMo total: 23,338 words
Personal par: 2,000 words/day
Personal total: 31,518 words

Today started out to be one of those days when it seemed like the words wouldn’t come. I knew what scene I wanted to start with, but I couldn’t get more than 150 words before I stalled. Rather than panic, I moved to a different scene, which actually moved pretty well, and helped establish a new (and hopefully interesting) dynamic for that part of the story. By the end of the session, though I struggled, I managed to complete 2,078 words.

So I officially passed the 30,000 word mark today, not quite halfway through NaNoWriMo. Despite the struggles, today was a success because we have friends in town (strausmouse and rmstraus) and I was up early anyway to get the writing done before we got started today.

Tomorrow will mark the end of the first half of NaNoWriMo. I’m already more than halfway through the word count. It’s possible that I’ll be even further ahead tomorrow.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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