NaNoWriMo Day 20

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day
NaNoWriMo total: 33,340 words
Personal par: 2,000 words/day
Personal total: 44,383 words

Day 20 means that we are 2/3rds of the way through the NaNoWriMo challenge! Par is 33,340 words and after adding 2,041 words this morning, I have reached 44,383 words, more than 11,000 words ahead of NaNo par!

I was up early again, at last, not 5 am, but 6 am, and wrote from 6-8 am. It wasn’t the easiest of mornings. I finished what I started yesterday and the first 900 words or so went very quickly (I think I wrote the first 900 words of the day in about 35 minutes or so). After that, I wasn’t sure what to do next. I started on a section of the story that I’d left off last week, did a little bit of writing on that section, but wasn’t quite sure where the scene was going. So I moved onto another scene at the leading edge of the story, and although that scene moved better, I found that I was checking my word count every 5 minutes or so, which is never a good sign.

Nevertheless, I got in my 2,000 words, passed the 44K-word mark, and I now have less than 6,000 words to "win" the challenge: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, as planned. We’ve got guests coming into town this weekend, and so I really need to make sure I get the writing done early in the day so that I keep pace. Still, despite being sick most of the week, I still managed a total of nearly 15,000 words since last Friday. I’m very pleased with that.