NaNoWriMo Day 17

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day
NaNoWriMo total: 28,339 words
Personal par: 2,000 words/day
Personal total: 36,748 words

Despite being sick today (ran a slight fever last night and this morning) I managed to get 2,037 words done today, and I was pretty happy with the overall direction I’d taken. Today I began to shift where things were going by establishing more of rationale for the novel and the story line and in doing so, I think I’ve created an even better hook with which to pull in the reader. I’m a little disappointed that I couldn’t get more writing done today. I stayed home from work, not wanting to pass along whatever it is I have to my coworkers, and I figured I could write all morning. But I’m sick enough where that simply wasn’t possible. So I wrote for almost 2 hours this morning, slept for a while, and then wrote for another 45 minutes this afternoon.

I’ve got about 3,300 words to go before I hit the 40,000 word mark, and my present pace puts me there sometime Thursday morning, unless I can squeeze any more writing in today. Despite yesterday’s low wordage, I’m still well ahead of par (more than 5 days and 8,400 words ahead) and it still looks like I will hit the 50,000 word mark around the 23rd. 45,000 words is my next big personal milestone. That’s the halfway point for the overall novel and I’ll likely hit that by the end of the weekend.