#NaNoWriMo Update

It’s now 12 November.  I have 14,298 words written in Glimmer Vale.  That puts me about 4,000 words shy of where I needed to be at the end of the day yesterday.  How did that happen, when I got off to such a great start?  Well, I had a couple of bad days, that’s how.  So far I’ve written every day in November, which in and of itself is a first.  But last week I had one 250 word day.  Then this week I had a 450 word day and a 600-ish word day.  That would be last night.  For whatever reason I just COULD NOT keep my eyes open after about 9:30 in the evening.

So I’m getting started writing this evening feeling not nearly as awesome about NaNoWriMo as I did this time last week.  Am I out of it?  By no means.  I’ve got 19 more days to go, counting tonight.  That equates to just 213 extra words per day: less than one page.  What I really need is a few 2,500 to 3,000 word days and I’ll get right back on track.  I’ve had a couple or three 2,300 to 2,500 word days so far this month.  No reason I can’t do it again.  Heck, back in July I had a 4,200 word day.

So it’s still totally doable.  Right, time to go write.

Yeah…I did that similar sounding words bit (I’m sure there’s a name for it) on purpose.