NaNoWriMo Day 15 (first half complete!)

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day
NaNoWriMo total: 25,000 words
Personal par: 2,000 words/day
Personal total: 33,612 words

This was another tough morning of writing. It started out slowly and I struggled through the scenes, but I knew where they were going better than yesterday and ultimately I think it will turn out good. So despite struggling, I feel pretty good about things. The characters continue to come alive an new facets of them are surprising me from time-to-time. We still have friends in town and I slept in a little late (like last Sunday), but I wrote from 7:30 to 9:30 this morning and managed to knock of 2,062 words during that time.

NaNoWriMo is 30 days long and that means that after 15 days, I have made it halfway through the challenge. Par at this point is 25,000 words. When I finished today, I had 33,612 words. That’s 8,612 words ahead of par, and puts me more than 5 days ahead of schedule. I could write nothing for 5 days and still be on track to hit 50,000 words by November 30. Of course, I plan to continue at my present pace, which would put me at 50,000 words on November 23, a week from Monday. It would put me at 67,224 words by November 30 which is 3/4ths of the way done with the entire 90,000 word novel.

Despite some struggles over the last couple of days, I am happy with my overall progress. I know that there are plenty of improvements to be made, continuity issues to fix, characters problems to hash out, but that can all be worked out in the second draft. For now, my goal is to complete the challenge and then the novel, and at the halfway point, things are looking really good