It’s Day 7 and I’ve reached the halfway point of the goal to reach 50,000 words. But I am only 1/4 of the way through my story. I am pacing myself in the story but letting myself go up in word count as much as I need or desire. I do spend time “fleshing out” the story, and not just telling the barebones of what happened. This adds to my word count. Of course, I will have a huge editing job to do, should I decide that this book isn’t all crap when I’m done with it.
Of course, if I keep up at this pace, I’ll reach 100,000 words at the end of the month. I hope it doesn’t come to that, because if it does, I’ll be putting an incredible demand on myself.
Chris Baty, in his book, No Plot? No Problem! which is the official guidebook to writing for NaNo…see, now I’ve forgotten what I was going to say. I’m so burnt out that I can’t remember anything.
PS: if you are doing NaNo, I strongly recommend getting some exercise in. I went to the gym today and it was an incredible stress-reliever. Okay, back to sleep.