The First Full Week of NaNo
I have just finished my first full week of my unofficial attempt at National Novel Writing Month. It has been a tiring week and my neck is sore. The week began with day five of the challenge.
Day 5: The plot of the story deviated from my outline, but it is still going in the right direction. I wrote 1692 words for the day.
Day 6: I wrote 1775 words and just passed the 10,000 word mark, so I was one-fifth of the way through the month with just over one-fifth of the words written.
Day 7: I wrote the crucial scene, the scene that shows my main character has changed. 1827 words for the day.
Day 8: Writing seemed easy today. It’s great to write a chapter length scene of 1697 words when I am trying to write 1667 words a day.
Day 9: One of my characters decided to get themselves killed three chapters early, why do outcasts always do the unexpected? I wrote 1747 words.
Day 10: Had to do a bit of medical research while writing the chapter. I was feeling as exhausted as my characters as they battle for survival. I wrote exactly 1667 words for the day.
Day 11: Sore neck, tired, but I persisted and wrote 1705 words.
All up I wrote 12,110 (I have changed this number as it was wrong - I told you I was tired) words for the week. After eleven days I have written 19,043 words, at the same time last year I had written 20027 words. I am currently only 706 words ahead of schedule, so I can’t afford a bad day.